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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0031640983208
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Ranked #6 of 213 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A highly recommended tour and a very reasonably priced one given the length and the effort that goes into it. Peter was very friendly and flexible, and quick to answer emails.

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COLOMBIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ben is an excellent guide. If you want to learn holocaust and world war II history of Amsterdam this is a great tour. Is a walking tour for about 2.5 hours and a 30 min break at one of the many nice coffee shops in the way. Ben, as a past history teacher at the university gives a lot of... More

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Indiana, USA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ben was great with our small group. We spent about 3.5 hours and his knowledge is wonderful. Very informative and provides great perspective. Really pleasant to be with and happy to spend the time to answer all of our questions. Even in the cold and rain. I visited the Anne Frank House after my tour with Ben and made the... More

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Cornwall
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was a little apprehensive as to what I might gain from my tour with Peter today but within a matter of minutes Peter's special expertise on the subject of Amsterdam during WW11 shone through. He sooned revealed why his knowledge for both the public at large as well as serious historians is a must for the visitors to this... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Peter not only gives you an excellent tour of WWII Amsterdam but he also sends you lots of good reference links to prepare you for the tour. We took the tour early in our visit and it also served as a general orientation to the city. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know more about WWII... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have just returned from Amsterdam after taking this tour with Peter. It was the most informative, knowledgeable tour that we have been on, but above all Peter has a passion for what he does and therefore is patient and allows time for you to pose questions and really absorb all the information. Had we not taken this tour, there... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I did this walk and we are so glad we did. Peter was helpful from our first email inquiry. He gave us detailed instructions about meeting up and links to material we might like to review before the walk. This and follow up links afterward really enhanced our experience. This guide is a treasure to the city... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This walking tour is the best I have done in Europe. Peter limits participation to very few people each tour so guests get to know each other and have a more enjoyable experience. He brings the war to life with photos taken during the war of the sites you visit. His knowledge of the war not only in Amsterdam but... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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