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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

#3 of 322 Tours in Amsterdam
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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +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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Terrific tour of uncommon tourist sights with excellent guide

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We along with seven other strangers who soon became acquaintances one rainy afternoon had the privilege of spending three hours with Peter throughly exploring the history of Amsterdam in the Second World War by meandering through the City and seeing the locations. Peter was charming an informative and made the subject come alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I are both very interested in the history of the Second World War, so when I saw this walk I knew we had to book it. We were guided by Peter who had a fantastic amount of knowledge & made the walk interesting & it went by far too quickly, despite the weather (rain & cold). We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main reasons I decided to visit Amsterdam was because of its rich World War II history. Before the walk, I had already visited the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Resistance Museum, and the Hollandsche Schouwburg, but the tour really gave life to everything I had learned and read about in these museums. Emilie was a fantastic tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I took the history tour with Peter and really enjoyed it. The tour started out near the Anne Frank House and lasted about 3 hours. Peter had brought with him a book of photos from World War II and we could actually see what the spots we visited looked like at the time. We learned quite a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The tour was fascinating and thought provoking. Ben was an excellent guide, very willing to share his knowledge of Amsterdam and the chilling impact of the occupation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I took this tour with Ben. We were extremely pleased with this experience, probably the best tour in our 3 week visit to Eastern Europe. Ben was an excellent teacher, and he made all the history and facts come to life. He had actual pictures of places we were standing in, so we could see what it... More 

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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