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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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This was a very informative and enjoyable walking tour. Our guide, Peter, is very passionate about the subject and gave us invaluable insight into Amsterdam during the war... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a very informative and enjoyable walking tour. Our guide, Peter, is very passionate about the subject and gave us invaluable insight into Amsterdam during the war years. The tour was small (us and 3 other couples) which made it very enjoyable. We covered quite a bit of Amsterdam over 3 hours. There is a stop at a café... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our family really enjoyed this tour. Peter was an excellent guide, with an informative and personable approach. I got a lot out of his approach of showing us photos of Amsterdam in WWII against their modern day backdrop. He made the history interesting and relevant. The pace was comfortable, even though we covered a lot of ground. Exploring the city... More 

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Kensington, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Amsterdam and have an interest in WWII this is the tour for you. Ben, our guide took us on a walking tour complete with photo's for comparison of our current location to the site in WWII. The tour was very interesting and we enjoyed it very much.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is really an excellent tour. Our tour guide Ben did a great job walking us all over the city looking at buildings and explaining what happened during the war, especially to the Jewish population. The tour group was about eight people and he did a wonderful job making sure we could all hear his explanations and stories. The fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ben de Jong was a terrific guide -- extremely knowledgable, personable, patient (esp. when I kept stopping in the bike lane after crossing the street), and open to all questions. For this tour, I might recommend (re)reading The Diary of Anne Frank and, if you have time, going through the classic book Ashes in the Wind by Dr. Jacob Presser.... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Peter is fantastic. Friendly, helpful and informative like no other. Before you go on the trip he will send you links, articles and others things for you to read up on before you go out. With a small bunch of us going out, it was a great atmosphere as we all could hear him, he answered all our questions we... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As an amateur WWII historian of the ETO, I've been on several guided tours of European sites over the years. As much as the locations and stories vary, so do the knowledge and storytelling abilities of the guides/historians. In that sense, Ben de Jong ranks up there with American Christopher Anderson as one of the all-time bests. While Amsterdam was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you want a knowledgeable, personalized walking tour of what it was like in Amsterdam during World War II this is the tour for you. Peter, our guide, met us at the Anne Frank house, and took us on a wonderful insider walk through the streets of old Amsterdam. Using old photos from the war period, Peter pointed out landmarks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was our first full day in Amsterdam and provided us with a good over-view of how the city was laid out. The approach was relaxed, informative and with a touch of humour. The information provided by Peter was always very interesting, often astonishing, shocking and, at times, very moving. The tour certainly provided me with a great insight into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I would recommend this tour I found it to be very interesting the guide was friendly and helpful and took time to explain in great detail so happy we booked this tour

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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031640983208
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan

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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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