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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour


Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour
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“peter schaapman”(41 reviews)
“met peter”(13 reviews)
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...more
Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 40983208
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 18, 2012

I went on this walking tour over a year ago but never got round to posting a review until now. I have kept reminding myself to do it because it was brilliant and it certainly deserves the credit that I am giving it. Myself and...More

8  Thank LNG8
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 5, 2011

My wife and I went on a WWII walking tour in March and were very disappointed with the experience. I am surprised by the good reviews placed here, they were one of the main reasons we took this tour. The day we took the tour...More

2  Thank JohnWilsonVancouver
Historywalks, Owner at Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2011

I apologize and I am deeply shamed about what happened. The group was to big to handle I admit! and probably I had a bad day. Normally I only walk with a maximum of 8/10 people but in one way of another there suddenly showed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amzing tour Emilie took us today through the history of Amsterdam in WWII in a very personal & sensitive way. We thought that we were familiar with the main facts, but we were wrong. Don't miss this tour !

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was Peter and he was very informative. His family is from Amsterdam and it’s great to get a local’s story and history of what was happening in The Netherlands in the 1940’s. I got this tour for my husband as he loves WW2...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter shared a wealth of information with us from the start: WWII newspaper clippings, book and movie recommendations, and even a PDF of his thesis on the topic of The Rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943. We found the walk super interesting and Peter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ben was excellent at bringing the human tragedy of the Nazi occupation in Amsterdam to life. His blend of local insight and subtle humour served to bring balance to what could have been a very sombre experience. Poignant photographic reminders shared throughout the tour aided...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing tour with Peter Schaapman. The tour was small (just 4 people plus Peter), and as a result we got to have a lot of interesting conversation with Peter throughout the tour. In a way, we learned a lot more about the...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This summer, my family of 5 traveled to Amsterdam. Our kids range from 15 - 20 years old. We wanted our trip to Europe to be educational but fun! Well, I was lucky enough to find Peter and Amsterdam Walks! Between the 5 of us,...More

1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why are some of the monuments triangular? What is behind the costs of arms on the WW2 memorial? Why are carrots orange? Peter is your man. Highly recommended. Thank you for an enjoyable walk today.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this tour today 10-16-18 led by Peter Schaapman with 3 others. We are avid WWII readers and Peter brought the history alive to us in a way that no reading could do. Knowledgeable and personable, Peter is the one to see for information...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I took this tour with my sister and 13 year old nephew on the last day of our trip. I must say that I really enjoyed it, and this is coming from a person that does not care much about history. We took this tour...More

2  Thank Erika J
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I toured with Peter this morning in a small group with 3 others. Peter took us to sights, monuments, buildings that were would not have discovered on our own. His commentary was thorough and full of meaningful details that gave us insight...More

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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.
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The adress is: historywalks.eu