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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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Amsterdam up close and personal

Peter is a great ambassador for The Netherlands and its rich history. We met up with him on our first full day in Amsterdam, intrigued by the topic of WWII history and hoping to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Peter is a great ambassador for The Netherlands and its rich history. We met up with him on our first full day in Amsterdam, intrigued by the topic of WWII history and hoping to get a lay of the land by an experienced hand. He did not disappoint, and in many ways exceeded our expectations. His remarks about the courage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took this tour last week with Peter as guide. It was really interesting plan and nice option for tourism. It gives you the opportunity to walk through Amsterdam and to know a little bit more about its history especially during the WWII years. Peter was really generous in sharing with us a bit of the knowledge he has, and... More 

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birmingham, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Peter is a man who is passionate about the WWII history of Amsterdam, especially in relation to the way the Jewish people were treated. His tour was fascinating and very interesting and I learned a lot that I would not have found in history books. All our many questions were answered; he was very patient! We had already taking a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ben provided an interesting and enlightening tour focusing on the Nazi occupation and Jewish holocaust of WWII. Ben is a history professor and his ability to draw in details and examples made this a meaningful and memorable experience. It’s a full three hours beginning with a discussion of the Frank family and concluding with the holocaust memorial. Ben keeps this... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great walking tour of Amsterdam. All points advertised were shared while visiting each historic location. Peter Schaapman is knowledgeable about these historic times as demonstrated by his clear descriptions of events. Looking beyond the museum sites, the tour compliments any trip to Amsterdam. In addition, this is also an opportunity to ask questions about today culture and people of the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had been on Professor Ben's tour once before, a few years back with some friends and we enjoyed it immensely. However, this time around I had my two nieces ages ten and 14 and I wasn't sure how it would go given the subject and length of the tour. Professor Ben made the tour informative and focused his discussion... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We took this tour with Peter, he was very informative and interesting to listen to. We were a party of four, of mixed ages, including a 19 year old and a 73 year old. The tour catered for all ages, and walking abilities. Prior to the tour the communication was excellent, we had to cancel our original booking, due to... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The city looks totallydifferent after this tour! You hear sad stories whathappened to people during the War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I recently participated in the WWII walking tour with Ben as our guide. We both found the tour (and Ben) to be interesting and informative. Even those folks who are not especially interested in WWII history (like my wife) would enjoy this tour because it covers alot of interesting Amsterdam sites, neighborhoods, and architecture. Recommend it highly.

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My son and I took this tour and really had a nice time. You will learn a lot about Amsterdam and get to see some amazing sites you don't know about. Peter is a super nice guy and very knowledgeable. It is really easy to understand the autocracies of WWII when you stand on these historical sites. Peter brings a... More 

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