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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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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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Our well researched, knowledgeable and friendly guide made this tour.

This was the last of many conducted tours I did during a six week holiday in Europe and it was the best. We had a very small group consisting of our guide (Peter Schaapman), a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Varsity Lakes, Australia

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the last of many conducted tours I did during a six week holiday in Europe and it was the best. We had a very small group consisting of our guide (Peter Schaapman), a lovely and engaging American couple and myself. We got along very well. Peter stopped regularly to provide insightful commentaries supported by large photographs taken in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend highly recommended this tour to us and we not disappointed! It's a thoughtful, informative and engaging tour. We especially loved doing the tour with a small group. Be sure to book early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Emily, was passionate as well as knowledgable about the unfolding of the story of the Nazis and Amsterdam.. The history is there to see if you know where to look. Great walk!

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fascinating tour of WW2 Amsterdam which highlighted many unknown stories and hidden historical sights, some of which we had already walked past without realizing their importance. Our guide, Ben, placed all of the walking tour content in its wartime context, in such a fascinating way, as to make make this a very worthwhile excursion for anyone interested... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the World War II Amsterdam tour with my 2 teenage sons. Ben, our guide, was very knowledgeable, very easy to talk to, and really brought to life incidents from the War, using photographs of the places we were visiting, and stories of people who were involved. It was a small group (5 tourists) and this made if very... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, moving tour with Ben. He was incredibly knowledgable and had a lovely manner. Amazing to hear more about the history of the city we've lived in for 5 years. Thank you Ben for such a memorable experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our WW 2 and Holocaust walking tour with Emilie . She brought to life the difficult days of occupied Amsterdam . Her personal connection to the the suffering those endured at the hands of the Nazis was meaningful and heart rendering . It is a "must do" experience while in Amsterdam . We will remember this forever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This was an extraordinary. We have made multiple trips to WWII sites throughout Europe, and used guides for many of them, but we’ve seldom had such a knowledgeable, articulate and charming guide as Peter is. We highly recommend this if you have an interest in WWII history. There were 6 of us in the group, which is a good size.... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were recently in Amsterdam overnight to board a river cruise boat the next day. We decided to take advantage of our time there and see as much as possible in our short stay. We (2 families of 3) were not disappointed! Peter was fantastic and the tour was absolutely fascinating! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Amsterdam.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My husband, daughter and I went on this tour. Peter was our guide and he taught us so much about the history of what happened in Amsterdam. We learned so many new things. He took us to present day locations and then showed us pictures of the same spot from the WW II time period. It was such a great... More 

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