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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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History, Heroes, and Horrors

This was a well-developed tour by Peter Schaapman, a journalist and historian, who spent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
parkietx
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Dallas, Texas
Fascinating tour

Emilie was our guide as she stood in for Ben. She was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
silverwedding
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London england
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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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Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jordaan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a well-developed tour by Peter Schaapman, a journalist and historian, who spent approximately three hours guiding my wife and me through the streets of Amsterdam. Peter is personable, fluent in English and well qualified to elucidate the heroes and horrors of World War...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emilie was our guide as she stood in for Ben. She was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the Nazi period in Amsterdam and Holland. Amazing to hear her mother's story and then go to the theatre. If you really want to know...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben was thorough and very knowledgeable about the German presence in Amsterdam in WWII. He engaged my wife and i with a story telling technique that an enjoyable history professor would utilize. He regaled us with stories of what happened on the very streets where...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Emilie was wonderful and my family and I enjoyed the tour very much. My 3 teenage children learnt a lot about the holocaust. It was quite an emotional tour, especially when Emilie related some incidents involving her mother and grandmother during WW2. Will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ben was a wonderful guide. Tailored content, tailored pace. Passionate about and respectful of the sobering past. While a tough tour topic, the tour really helped tie so many pieces together for us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 4 had a Private Tour of Amsterdam with Peter and it was absolutely Brilliant. If you want to know Amsterdam's War History then Peter is your man. We had over 3 hours of fun , walking and talking with Peter who makes...More

Thank Francis R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 1/2 hours with Peter one Saturday morning and it was one of the highlights of our stay in Amsterdam. He is very passionate about history and the time flies by as he leads you through the various neighbourhoods. It is a great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess when you grow up in the city of Boston's "Freedom Trail", you have a natural bias towards historical walks. That being said, this walk was a great way to take in an important chapter in Amsterdam's long history: the period of Nazi occupation...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic, informative and fun walk with Peter this afternoon. It was a pleasure and a priviledge, the afternoon just flew by! :) This is a must-do for anyone who has a keen interest in history, and particularly WWII. We also learned...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This tour with Peter was the highlight of our family trip to Amsterdam. He was extremely knowledgeable about the German invasion of Holland and was able to provide many tidbits of information based on his own family experiences. All of us learned a great deal...More

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
...More
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lampert
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Response from Historywalks | Property representative |
I apologize, we are fully booked today. But what about tomorrow 1pm? best wishes. Please send us a message, info@historywalks.eu best wishes, Peter Schaapman 31 6 409 832 08
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