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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #5 of 210 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Kirkland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and 3 of our friends took this tour together and all would rate this a 5 star experience, Ben was our guide and he was outstanding. He is a university professor of history in Amsterdam and is a wealth of knowledge regarding the region and its history. A great communicator, he will take time to answer any of... More

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Cheshire Ct.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are the least interested in the WW II history of Amsterdam, this is the walking tour for you. We researched this tour and we could not have been more pleased with the way Peter Schaapman combined his scholarly understanding of Amsterdam's holocaust events with the humanity that survived in defiance. If you are fortunate enough to take this... More

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Netanya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently took the World War II walking tour with Peter in Amsterdam. We have been to Amsterdam many times and this was certainly one of the best times we ever had. Peter is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, entertaining, and friendly. He knows the history of every building and location in central Amsterdam and has a varied and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Peter, the walking WW2 encyclopaedia, took us for a beautiful tour through the city of Amsterdam. Prior to the tour Peter provided us with relevant material should we wish to read up before the walk and an outline of what to equip ourselves with and expect - we were already impressed. Peter was extremely personable and had some great tips... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband, Peter, and I have just spent a wonderful afternoon with Peter Schaapman. We booked this walking tour from Canada after reading reviews in Trip Advisor. My husband Peter is a retired High School history teacher and we did not want to be part of a mammoth tour of superficial information with a guide who could not answer in... More

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Funchal, Portugal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Me and my wife had the opportunity to do this walking tour with Peter. We were extremely lucky for being the only ones in this tour, as it gaves us the ability to have full attention from our guide. Peter, never let any question unanswered. He showed extremely sure about the facts that were teling, showing even evidences in the... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am travelling with a group of friends to Amsterdam mid-October and following the reviews on Trip Advisor thought that the WW2 Walk would be a fantastic way to learn about the history of the city during that period. Unfortunately Peter is unavailable, however, rather than receive a polite response to advise he was unable to help, I have received... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was interested in learning about life in Amsterdam during WW 2 as my mother was a teenager in Amsterdam during the occupation. She has told me so little about her life during that period and I wanted to understand the trauma she must have experienced. Ben was a brilliant and knowledgeable tour guide. It was quite confronting to actually... More

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Oradell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Recently participated in WWII walking tour of Amsterdam with Ben. He was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous as he took us back in time to German occupation. Tour covers a number of sites with a great coffee/ hot chocolate stop. I highly recommend company and Ben for your historical touring of a beautiful city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I did this tour with my sister and father as a 'present' for my father, who is very interested in the Second World War. We are dutch and I've lived in Amsterdam for all my life. It was very impressive to hear all the stories what happened in the war and where it happened. Especially the combination of seeing the... More

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