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History Trips

St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Murk the Master!

One of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam was the Middle Age Castles Tour and the time we... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2016
StephenInWSeattle
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Seattle, Washington
Operation Market Garden Tour

My husband and I travelled to Amsterdam in April 2016. I booked this tour with Murk as a gift for... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
deedee370
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Oshawa, Canada
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Our tours are very much personalized because they are limited to 8 persons and guided by a qualified historian. Enjoy Amsterdam in the Golden Age (walking tour). Starting from Amsterdam, other tours discover the Middle Ages, WWI, and WWII. Examples of trips: A day in the Middle Ages (Bruges or Castle tour), Battlefields of WWI (Ypres), Retrace the Battle of Arnhem (Market Garden 1944).
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St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

One of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam was the Middle Age Castles Tour and the time we spent with our guide Murk Dijkstra. We visited two castles, Doorweerth and Muiderslot, both were incredible places and there were so many stories and history that...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I travelled to Amsterdam in April 2016. I booked this tour with Murk as a gift for my husband as he is a history buff of both World Wars. What an amazing day we had, Murk is so knowledgable, we travelled to...More

Thank deedee370
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Murk gave me an outstanding day tour! I had emailed Murk... my Dad's locations in The Netherlands that were mentioned in his WW2 Regiment War Diaries. Murk organized a day trip that covered quite a few of the locations. We had a wonderful day together...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

Murk is an especially knowledgeable guide (he is a retired history teacher), and a very amiable person. We took the Market Garden tour that focused on Arnhem and the British and he took us to lots of interesting sites and explained what happened there with...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2016

My husband and I took the Operation Market Garden tour with Murd in April. I had booked the tour because of my husband's interest in WW2 and was delighted to find out how much I enjoyed it. Murd absolutely brings the Operation alive as we...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

Murk was a good guide. His use of maps helped clarify the advance of the troops. He was able to explain the history is a way that was easily understandable and interesting. I don't think this tour could be done on ones own. I highly...More

Thank Jeanne N
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Murk took my husband and I on a wonderful tour to the sites of Operation Market Graden. Even though we are from the U.S. we chose to concentrate on the British aspect of the operation. Murk was so knowledgeable. He took us places that we...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Murk took me on an excellent one to one 2 day tour from Amsterdam to Arnhem which provided a fascinating insight into how the Market Garden operation unfolded, where all the key events took place and the role of the senior officers. Murk has great...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Very enjoyable day with Murk - he did a good job giving context to sites and repeatedly explaining and showing troop movements as that is key to understanding any battlefield. That whole are is sacred ground to me and it was a privilege to have...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

Murk did an amazing job of bringing the liberation of The Netherlands by the Canadians alive for us. We were travelling as a family with our two teenage sons that are both interested in World War II history. Murk picked us up at our vacation...More

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Following is contact info I have. Murk is pretty much in demand and fortunately I booked 6 months in advance last year. Good luck. History Trips St. Gilleshof 36, 1066PZ Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)20 6 83 98 38... More
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