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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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An incredibly informative and moving experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently spent approximately 3 hours walking through various Amsterdam neighborhoods listening to our guide, Ben De Jong, recount the occupation of Amsterdam by the Nazis and the unfolding of the Holocaust in the Netherlands. Ben was very knowledgeable about the subject and made its history come alive by describing how the Holocaust impacted particular individuals. He... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter was a great tour guide and was really open to questions, which was phenomenal. My wife and I really enjoyed the insight, the pictures Peter shared, as well as the stories of how WWII affected his family. I highly recommend this tour for someone interested in history and how Nazi occupation affected the Netherlands!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took this tour with Emilie, and are thrilled we did. We had the kids in tow (aged 11 and 10) and Emilie was great with them, patient and had them interested even! Highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my husband is a history buff and since we had previously visited Anne Frank House we decided to sign up for this tour. We are very glad we did. Ben was a very knowledgeable and compassionate guide. We were a small group so were able to cover a lot of territory in our three hour walk. Ben's thoughtful presentation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had wonderful day with Ben. He was knowledgeable providing us much information of the city. I had good lesson of the WW. Strongly recommend this for anyone who are interested in culture and history.

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