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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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Description: 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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Fascinating and moving WW2 walk with Peter

We booked this walk with Peter who responded very promptly to e-mails and sent out lots of pre-walk information. The walk itself was full of information about the sad history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We booked this walk with Peter who responded very promptly to e-mails and sent out lots of pre-walk information. The walk itself was full of information about the sad history of the Jews who lived in Amsterdam during Nazi occupation in the Second World War. At times I felt close to tears when hearing of the atrocities, especially the senseless... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Ben is an incredibly knowledgable and engaging speaker that I would highly recommend anyone interested in the fascinating events of WW2 that happened throughout Amsterdam. As a Canadian taking this tour, my girlfriend and I often share the stories with our visitors which Ben taught us during our walking tour. Great for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took a tour with Ben on 21st March 2015 and loved every minute! A definite highlight of my trip to Amsterdam. The tour was organised easily by email and was well planned with detailed info about the meeting point etc. It was a small group which was perfect as it meant I didn't miss any info and felt comfortable to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My family came to visit me in Amsterdam, and my Father being a huge history buff, requested to learn more about Amsterdam under occupation -- a subject I knew very little about. Luckily, I came across Ben's tour! His extensive knowledge captivated my Father, and the 3 hour walk flew by with the fascinating images and information that Ben shared.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My daughter and I did the WW II walk with Ben de Jorg this morning. It was a wonderful walking tour and to be strongly recommended. Ben is a great tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and with a passion for Amsterdam. We passed a morning enthralled by his stories while learning and seeing lots about Amsterdam that you would never pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Took World War walking tour with Peter after easily arranging this by email and my husband and I thought the tour was excellent. Peter showed many historical points and gave perspectives that you will not get from guide books and the personal experiences he recounted from his relatives and friends as first hand knowledge of Dutch life under German occupation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Please don't tell anyone that Peter Schaapman is the BEST tour guide in Amsterdam----or he will be too busy for our next trip! We were able to book the tour easily with a few e-mail exchanges, and received valuable background information, including maps, restaurant recommendations, youtube clips etc. before our arrival. As luck would have it, the tour was made... More 

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Queidersbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I did this tour with Peter in January and it was excellent. It was a cold and rainy day which turned out to be great for us since we were the only two on the tour. We broke out the umbrellas and Peter took us for a great walk visiting many historical sites in the city. His... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This walking tour is a great way to see Amsterdam and learn about the Shoah in the Nederlands and the occupation 1940-1945. Peter is a marvellous tour guide and the 3hrs absolutely flies by. The tour is packed with interesting facts and sights and history is really brought to life. In particular, the treatment of Amsterdam’s Jewish community is poignantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Me and my boyfriend booked the walking tour with Peter. We found him to be extremely passionate about history and was able to answer any question we asked. We could tell that he does the tours out of love for the subject and he loves to meet new people. It was great t learn about the role that Holland played... More 

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