Holocaust Memorial Walk
Holocaust Memorial Walk
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Walk with a historian through the old Jewish Quarter. I will show you more than 15 sites that tell us part of the tragic story of the Holocaust. Among them the headquarters of the Jewish Council, Anne Frank's high school and the theatre that served as a deportation centre. Different monuments, buildings, squares and parks show us different aspects of the darkest page in the otherwise glorious history of beautiful Amsterdam. Let me take you on a walk and show them to you. Our starting point will be in front of the building at Weesperplein 1, with the letters GGD written on it. We will walk along the Amstel River, some beautiful canals and our tour will end in the Plantage Quarter, next to Amsterdam zoo Artis.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Amsterdam East
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  • Wibautstraat • 2 min walk
  • Weesperplein • 10 min walk
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Nicola M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I did the tour with my two girlfriends back in July because we couldn't get tickets to the Anne Frank house. Gerben's tour ended up being a much better alternative because we heard so many different stories about so many different people's experience's during the war. He provided extensive knowledge and always a very balanced, unbiased view of the events. He is also very friendly and engaging and was very accomodating to our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to others. Thank you Gerben!
Written 3 December 2018
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parkersally24
Rochester, NY1 contribution
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Sept 2018 • Solo
I'm a history buff and I love walking tours. This was the best one I've ever taken! I'm also a writer interested in telling stories from the past, and Gerben does it well. He knows so much about this period in Amsterdam's history, and he has a passion to bring it to life. It's hard to imagine the horror and how something like this can happen, so Gerben connects the dots and refers to the timeline of what happened, so it's easier to wrap your head around. He also is a great listener and welcomes questions (I was the only visitor on the tour, and I tend to interrupt a lot and he was really nice about it). As he tells the stories of what happened in various locations around the city, the 'characters' come alive. For example, we stood on a sidewalk where a Jewish boys' orphanage once was, and he described the tumult when the boys were taken away and upset relatives in the nearby neighborhood were forced away with fire hoses. There were many stories like this. Gerben has a master's degree and has done tons of research. He has an upbeat presence, and some of his stories are heartwarming examples of people risking everything to help others. He has written a nonfiction book of these and other stories, called Lotty's Bench, which is about to come out. I can't wait to read it! Thanks, Gerben!
Written 24 September 2018
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Kim K
Stockholm, Sweden19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you want to experience something genuine that has meaning plus perspective on what is happening today matched history - this is the tour.

We were five friends on a really rainy cold Saturday that did the tour despite the terrible weather - it was the best we did in a long time - Alex is an excellent guide with knowledge, an opinion an humor.

We discussed how critical thinking is so important for a democracy - and what i happening around us today is interesting in a scary way - at the same time knowing what happened during the ww2-occupation.

Please experience this - you can do the pubs or whatever later.
Written 11 November 2019
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Steve W
Mount Laurel, NJ117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The walking tour was excellent. Great guide and very interesting subject matter. As a Jewish person, I found that the guides knowledge was extensive and very relevant.
Written 9 July 2019
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Richard H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Our guide, Selina, made the period 1940-45 in Amsterdam vivid and evocative. My adult son and I remarked afterward how much this tour enriched the takeways of our visit to this lovely city which was so cruelly victimized by the Nazis. A warning that we must remain vigilant and always protect the institutions of justice and freedom.
Written 28 June 2019
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Yan Or
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Gerben is exceptionally knowledgeable about the holocaust history. He published books about the little stories of holocaust histories happened in Amsterdam. I didn’t know about his background before I joined the trip and it’s definitely worth it. He didn’t do this for money, he wants to spread the history so that we, as a citizen of the world, would learn from the mistakes and prevent something similar happen. If you want to know about the holocaust history in Amsterdam, it is the best way to do so. I skipped Anne Frank house and did this tour instead. It is the best decision I’ve made in the trip.
Written 27 June 2019
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Gerry P
Manchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Our tour guide Alex was really knowledgable and went further back in Amsterdam’s history to explain the context. He was really interesting and thought provoking but also had a good sense of humour. 2.5 hours went by quickly and we saw a lot of the city not on the normal tourist footpath. Great value for money and highly recommended.
Written 29 October 2019
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Kvd
Vejle, Denmark2 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Friends
If you would like to know a little bit more about the Dutch Jewish deportation, you should really book this tour with Gerben. His knowledge about this subject is phenomenal and he shows you some interesting places, with an even more interesting history. Oh and you can buy his book "Lotty's Bench" afterwards. I bought the book in advance, but that isn't necessary for the walking tour.
Written 6 August 2019
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Nancy L
Boston, MA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Gerben is an excellent tour guide with great sensitivity to the topics he addresses. He made the people and the incidents he described come alive in a way I have not experienced before. He's an excellent story teller and brings the lives of those who perished into one's consciousness. He is HIGHLY recommended.
Written 31 July 2019
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Morgan Roberts
Houston, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This tour was by far the best tour we went on in our travels in Europe. Gerben shared so many stories that took place in buildings he showed us, and there was a level of insight that made every story very interesting and new. There is so much information in museums and online about WWII, but you haven't heard stories like Gerben's anywhere (except in his book of course). Best tour in Europe, hands down.
Written 3 July 2019
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