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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031640983208
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Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi...

Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of World War Two, visit the famous sites of the Golden Age. We also offer tailor made family tours. A must for those with a passion for History. For details and bookings go to our website.

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Excellent tour, must-do in Amsterdam

My partner and I booked into this tour with Peter. It was a wonderful afternoon and we learnt so much about Amsterdam that you don't read about in books. Peter is extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked into this tour with Peter. It was a wonderful afternoon and we learnt so much about Amsterdam that you don't read about in books. Peter is extremely knowledgeable about Amsterdam's history and his insights bring the city alive. We loved his stories about different buildings and districts and the photographs of the same landmarks in... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amsterdam has some great museums and beautiful sights, but can eventually feel like a city too full of tourists and traps for tourists. If you’re looking for a more thoughtful, insightful experience, this is it. In addition to meeting a wonderful, friendly local guide (Peter in my case), spend a few intimate hours with a small group of others who... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I have been on many historical walking tours (Civil War tour in Charleston, SC, History of New Orleans tour in New Orleans, LA, etc) and this was right up there with the best. Our guide, Peter, was very friendly and personable. He is an expert in the field of Amsterdam during WWII and even wrote his college... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peter was our guide on this insightful tour of Amsterdam as it was n WWII. Peter explained how life was impacted for Amsterdam residents (both Jews and non-Jews) during the German occupation. He openly and honestly answered our questions about that era of history and other questions about Amsterdam in general. About 2/3 of the way through the tour we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Today (Jan 04, 2016) we joined Mr. Ben de Jong for WWII walking tour. Ben is a former professor from the Amsterdam University. He is friendly and knowledgeable about the subject. Even if you are not a history lover like us, it is a must-do walking tour. Strongly recommended. Parmenides, Eanne and Sofia, Sao Paulo Brazil

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this WWII walking tour with Ben! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we had a great time exploring the city with him and learning about the war years. We saw so many monuments and sights that we would have missed otherwise. Ben... More 

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed Peter's walk today - he is extremely knowledgeable, very engaging and great company. A small group so plenty of opportunity to ask questions. We've been to Amsterdam several times but would never have found or noticed some of the things Peter was able to point out to us. Would definitely recommend this to anybody who wants a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A very educational and interesting tour. Bens accompanying pictures added a great insight to many of the points of interest along the tour.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We walked for almost 3 hours but it seemed like a short time. Peter knows all the history and also how to lead a tour and made it extremely interesting. He showed us many memorials we would not have seen or known about. It is hard to put into words how much it meant to me. Plan your itinerary now... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We did this walk on the day we arrived in Amsterdam having had little sleep on the flight from the U.S. This turned out to be a good idea as it helped with the jet lag to walk around, plus midway through there is a coffee break at Puccini (also fabulous). As others have said, Peter is full of information... More 

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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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