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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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Took a tour w/ Peter on Aug 15 w/ our 21 yr old son. Looking back, it was probably the best walking tour we did on our 2 week journey to 5 countries. Peter is informative, patient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took a tour w/ Peter on Aug 15 w/ our 21 yr old son. Looking back, it was probably the best walking tour we did on our 2 week journey to 5 countries. Peter is informative, patient and very passionate about the Dutch and WWII. The 3 hours went by too fast. Walking tours w/ locals are a terrific way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Did the tour with my 15 year old daughter who's eyes were opened to the reality of the Netherlands going through the war and the impact it had. Many things were pointed out with the help of old war photos you would never been aware of yourself walking through Amsterdam. To stand on the Dam and see the photos of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our group of 8 had a very informative tour with Peter who walked us around the points in Amsterdam sharing the history of war time in the city. He showed relevant photos as we stood in those sites and explained the memorials. The tour was detailed and well thought out and gave us a very good perspective. We had a... More 

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Calgary, AB, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My husband and I took Ben's WWII Walking Tour on August 10. Ben net us at the Ann Frank House and we started the tour from that point. Meeting there made it easy to find and he wore a hat so we would know who he was with the multitudes of people lining up for the Ann Frank House admission.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Toured the AFH early followed by the walking tour on Aug 23, 2015. Peter is very friendly, knowledgable and a delight to spend time with. He blends the history of Amsterdam leading up to the events of WW2 and focuses on the German occupation, taking us to places where events unfolded. The walk is at a comfortable pace over predominately... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our European trip. Our guide, Ben, met us in front of the Anne Frank house and, over a 3 hour period (which included a 30 min coffee break), showed us the locations of key events from WWII with emphasis on those affecting the Jewish population. He carried photos from the period which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a must if you appreciate history. Our guide, Peter, knew the facts and history of AMS during the Nazi occupation. He clearly explained the terror that the Dutch experienced and particularly the Jewish population. This was the best walking tour we had during our 2 weeks in Europe. We definitely recommend.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A friend of mine and I spent a great afternoon on this tour a few months ago. There were only seven of us on the tour, and not only did we learn a lot about Amsterdam during WWII but it was also a good way to see the city. We took the tour on our first day in Amsterdam, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I booked this tour a few months ago and I was so glad I did. There were only seven people, plus Peter the tour guide. The pace was steady and we stopped at various points so Peter could tell us about the area. He showed us photos, as it was during the war period, which made it more realistic. We... More 

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Thank you for your friendy review! We think 25 Euros for a walk is enough. If course a lot of our guests could pay more but some can't. And if you see our website you can read there that we don't accept tips. We are too old for tips:-) More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really interesting tour. I am a history buff and this tour provided a part of Amsterdam that and World War II that I was not familiar with. Great activity! A must do!

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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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