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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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Wonderful, informational and meaningful tour of Amsterdam

Don't miss this fabulous tour. Peter is very knowledgable. We went with friends who live in Amsterdam and even they were very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this fabulous tour. Peter is very knowledgable. We went with friends who live in Amsterdam and even they were very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This walking tour was definitely worthwhile and I highly recommend it. We had a small group, with lots of opportunities to ask questions. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and I appreciated her sharing her personal connections to the events of WW2 in Amsterdam. It was a thought provoking and insightful tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the tour Sept 26 and are very glad we did. Peter was an excellent guide, clearly very passionate on the subject, and a wealth of info. We were a small group of 6 people, which made it easy to hear everything and ask questions. We saw many historical sights that we otherwise would not have leaned about. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rate this history walk high as both a very interesting and a moving experience for me as post WWII child of parents who lived in Amsterdam as young adults during the war. It is one thing reading about this history and another to walk it. Our guide, Peter Schaapman, was knowledgeable and pointed out many locations where events happened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Amsterdam! Our guide was knowledgeable, informative, and passionate. Our tour was extremely personal as our group consisted of only four people. The tour complemented our visit to The Anne Frank house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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