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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

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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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My husband and I were intrigued by the great reviews and equally interested in hearing some World War II history while visiting Amsterdam. The tour definitely lived up to our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

My husband and I were intrigued by the great reviews and equally interested in hearing some World War II history while visiting Amsterdam. The tour definitely lived up to our expectations. I would highly suggest the tour for anyone who is interested in the history of Amsterdam. Ben was a wonderful tour guide: extremely interesting and prepared. There were only... More 

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

My 18 year old son and I greatly appreciated and enjoyed this tour. Peter was an excellent guide and had fascinating information about WW II in Amsterdam. We asked endless questions about culture and life in Amsterdam (e.g., legalized prostitution) to which he provided thoughtful and informative answers. This was the highlight of our time in Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

It was a cold morning and my friends and I turned up, under dressed, groggy from night before, none of which was Ben's fault. Ben was very passionate about this topic, impartial and taught us many new things about the war, about Amsterdam. The walk was a good pace, it gave us the opportunity to see areas of Amsterdam that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

It was a cold, cold morning last week when we met Peter for our walk. Despite the chill, it was a superb walk, not to be missed. Only 7 of us on the walk, well paced, very interesting, fun, thought provoking ... and no queues! View his website, request a booking via email, & don't be put off if you... More 

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Historywalks, Owner at Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour, responded to this review

Dear Denise, thank you for your grat review! I keeps me going on! Indeed a lot of e-mails I send to visitors from th US are refused by comcast.net, when you mail me and you did not a quick answer,plaease sebd a reminder, then I will send you a mail from personal account, hotmail.com, that was always succesful! So thanks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This walk was simply brilliant! Peter's knowledge was amazing, he knew everything the group asked him and more! My boyfriend and I thought it was the highlight of our entire trip to Amsterdam, thank you Peter! Highly recommended. A must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

I was taken on this walk by my sister & her husband, and I am very glad for it. We walked through beautiful Amsterdam on a beautiful 21st Century morning and came face to face with Europe's darkest times. Such as walking by a lovely 19th century hotel and our guide Peter holding a photo taken from where we stood,... More 

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Stayner, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

A great informative way of exploring Amsterdam. Many insights into the history of this beautiful city. Highly recommended.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

I highly recommend this tour. My husband and I found it fascinating and highly informative. It was the highlight of our trip, thank you Ben de Jong .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Ben de Jong is a brilliant raconteur, charming, engaging, and will captivate through every step of his personalized tour of WW2 Amsterdam. Wear flat shoes, grab your camera (if you must), but above all, bring your imagination and enjoy the lost art of story-telling. Ben marries the perfect combination of anecdote with historical facts. These little gems will make you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Peter, our guide was just amazing! You could feel his passion for Amsterdam. What we loved about the tour is that it wasn't just about WW2, it was about the history of Amsterdam including WW2. We had an amazing time learning all of its history. Peter has a very unique gift, to transfer his knowledge and love for his city... 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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