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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

#3 of 340 Tours in Amsterdam
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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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My group of six took a tour with Peter over Christmas. Peter was in contact with me from the get go, sending many emails with detailed maps, articles, and historic pictures. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My group of six took a tour with Peter over Christmas. Peter was in contact with me from the get go, sending many emails with detailed maps, articles, and historic pictures. He thoroughly prepared us for the walk and told us what to expect. Peter was immediately friendly and engaging. He took the time to speak to every member of... More 

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milwaukee, wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was interested in hearing more about the WW2 and Amsterdam and found out about this tour. Peter was responsive to an email inquiry and got us signed up right away with something that worked for our schedule. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that is looking to better understand the impact on current day. Over the days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've done the usual sights of Amsterdam, and I was looking for something totally different. This walking tour was fantastic, especially for a history buff like me. Peter's knowledge and visual aids helped me see the city in a totally different way. It was touching, and poignant, and informative. Loved this tour and well worth the fee!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did this walk in February 2017 with Peter. We both found it interesting and enjoyable (if one could refer to the devastation of WW2 as enjoyable). Peter paces the information and walk well, enabling time for questions and reflection. This is not an Anne Frank tour but a tour that talks about how the Nazi invasion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really loved our walk with Peter. He allowed us to connect to the city in a way which we never expected. It made the rest of our trip highly enjoyable since we could pinpoint various landmarks and understand their significance. It was cold, windy and snowy on our walk yet the weather was not a hindrance. Peter was highly communicative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very informative tour with Ben.His knowledge is second to none and i would recommend this tour in a heartbeat. Frankie

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is the second time taking this tour and both were equally amazing. Ben is so incredibly informative and engaging. So much of the city is covered on this walk -- physically and historically. You can't visit Amsterdam without understanding it's place in WW2 and the plight of the Jews. This tour should not be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Peter Schaapman is a pleasure, and his tour is first rate. My wife, daughter and I have always enjoyed walking tours. They are great way to see a part of a city and to hear information and stories that give life to the streets and buildings around you. Peter was very good at breathing life into the areas that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Peter is a wonderfully knowledgeable guide about ww2 and Amsterdam itself. My husband and I both enjoyed strolling through the city center and learning about the German invasion and occupation. Some of the same buildings are still around and some aren't. Peter even showed pictures from the war, when we were standing in the same spot the picture was taken.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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