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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

#3 of 331 Tours in Amsterdam
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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 6 40983208
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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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Excellent walking tour

I would highly recommend Peter's walking tour of Amsterdam. Peter was extremely knowledgeable and took us on an interesting walk through Amsterdam to streets we would not have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend Peter's walking tour of Amsterdam. Peter was extremely knowledgeable and took us on an interesting walk through Amsterdam to streets we would not have walked without him. He gave an engaging narrative of the life of Amsterdam during WWII and in particular the terrible plight of the Jews of Amsterdam. Empathic, interesting and informed. Peter provided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic tour that will give you more than just WWII history. Some in our group remarked that we had walked on some of the same streets the night before, but with Peter's exceptional knowledge and interesting commentary, they came alive. He was able to engage not only the four adults in the group, but our three children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family were very fortunate to have found this tour in Amsterdam with Peter Schaapman. We walked for 2.5hours through parts of Amsterdam that are not tourist haunts & got to look at pictures of exact spots we were standing on 70 years ago when the Germans rolled into Amsterdam & took over the city. He took us to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the tour based upon the glowing recommendation of friends that had previously taken it on a trip to Amsterdam. I'm so glad they recommended it as we both found it educational and interesting. I am the WWII buff but my wife also enjoyed it. Peter is a wonderful host and, as mentioned by others, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Truth be told, I ignorantly expected to be shown locations where German tanks invaded the city, and Dutch troops made their last stand in house to house fighting. I was informed that the "battle" in Holland lasted only 2 hrs and 5 minutes - and we quickly moved on to the Jewish experience in WWII. Peter did a fantastic job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My 9 year old daughter was doing WW2 at school as a class project. So a perfect opportunity for her to learn in more detail about the effect of WW2 on another country. Peter's correspondence prior to the tour was superb: emails promptly answered, good information about where to meet/tour path; pre-reading material for history enthusiasts (optional reading). Peter has... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Peter was an amazing guide We enjoyed every minute even on a chilly drizzling day His expertise and follow up with even more info was tremendous I would do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Peter is basically a historian - a grand teacher in the great tradition. It was pouring rain, about 40 degrees, windy, and we were completely enthralled. A terrific instructor in the lessons of history, a brilliant story teller, and a very, very patient man with questions and probes for details. We were seven, so we had him all to ourselves,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of spending three hours with Peter and an amazing group of people. Peter did a great job explaining the Nazzi invasion and Holocaust in Netheralnds, describing how it affected Dutch people back then, and on present days. It is a must see tour if you are interested in history. We were the first Uruguayans in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Despite the wind, rain, and cold on a recent November weekend, I had a wonderful tour with Peter and another American couple. The topic of WWII in Amsterdam is not a cheery one, but it is fascinating and Peter has wonderful photos that transport you back to the day bringing the history to life. Nothing like standing on the street... More 

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