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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
Phone Number: 0031640983208
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Ranked #6 of 289 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of World War Two...
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Owner description: 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have Peter all to ourselves for our WW2 Walking Tour and although the weather was poor, we had a great learning experience. All 3 of us had a really fulfilling afternoon spent in the company of the very engaging Peter. The tour brought home the reality of living in an occupied country and it was... More 

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Mildura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We did the history walk with Peter on 6 December 2014 - a cold but fine day. We had arrived in Amsterdam that morning about 6.30am after a very long flight(s) but the walk was very interesting and certainly kept us awake. Peter is very knowledgeable in this area and was enthusiastic and interesting. We enjoyed a little break half... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were able to see so many things we would have been oblivious to under the expert guidance of Peter. A great walking tour of around 3 hours - criss crossing key WWII sites and mixed with local knowledge of architecture and some great coffee. Fantastic to spend some time with someone who lives in Amsterdam and so keen to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a fantastic walking tour, where you will see and learn things about Amsterdam in World War II you would never find, out in such detail, any other way. Ben De Jong has an incredible knowledge of the subject and makes the tour extremely engaging and personal with his passion for the subject. The walk takes you through areas... More 

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philadelphia, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just came back from taking this tour on our trip to Amsterdam. We were a pretty disparate group; myself and my husband, graduate students, college students, friends from Switzerland and a 12-year-old. What a terrific introduction to the history of Amsterdam. We did this on our first morning, which had the added benefit of orienting us to the city a... More 

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Historywalks, Owner at Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour, responded to this review

Walking with a your disparate group of (happy) family members and friends was a pleasure!!! Your students were very interested and even your 12-year-old asked questions! Time flew by. It was a great teaching. More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just visited Amsterdam for a weekend and took in Peters walking tour. I found it very interesting and it gave me a great handle on the local experience during WWII. Even if your trip is short book this tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Myself and 7 friends ( all men) spent a few hours last Friday 21/11/2014 with a most charming and well informed man, He knew all there was to know about the occupied years when the Germans ruled over this historic town. With pictures to accompany his talk it was as if we were back in the 1940"s. It must have... More 

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Historywalks, Owner at Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour, responded to this review

It is great pleasure to meet such a group of history buffs, it is like walking with colleagues and friends! If history is the common interest all differences between people are not important. Thanks for the review! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Amsterdam November 9-11, 2014. We booked this guide tour based on great TripAdvisor reviews. I am so glad we did. We met Peter at the Anne Frank House in the morning. He greeted us right away with a smile. He speaks great English. His family is from the Netherlands and has rich history with World... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Peter is a great guide and provided us with so much insight into the impact of WWII on Amsterdam. Walking through the old city with him pointing out and explaining significant sites was pretty overpowering. We were a party of 5 total - 2 Canadians and 3 Swedes, which led to a lively chat during our coffee break in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are interested in knowing the war history of Amsterdam, this is one tour you should take. Peter took us around the city and showed the what, how, why and when of the city during WWII Nazi occupation. It just sheds new light on old sights. If anyone ever wants to have a knowledgeable, immersing and insightful tour of... More 

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Historywalks, Owner at Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review! It keeps me going on. It is great to meet people from so far away. The weather :-) and the street view must be a great surprise for you! More 

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