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History Trips

#37 of 340 Tours in Amsterdam
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Address: St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Our tours are very much personalized because they are limited to 8 persons...

Our tours are very much personalized because they are limited to 8 persons and guided by a qualified historian. Enjoy Amsterdam in the Golden Age (walking tour). Starting from Amsterdam, other tours discover the Middle Ages, WWI, and WWII. Examples of trips: A day in the Middle Ages (Bruges or Castle tour), Battlefields of WWI (Ypres), Retrace the Battle of Arnhem (Market Garden 1944).

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Fascinating view of history

We travelled as a group of four to visit some of the sites of Market Garden with an interest in Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Regiment. Murk knowledge on every aspect of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled as a group of four to visit some of the sites of Market Garden with an interest in Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Regiment. Murk knowledge on every aspect of the events at that time was outstanding. More especially, his delivery of the information was captivating throughout a long day. Our interest in what he had to... More 

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to step back into the past and have it come alive right before you? I highly recommend doing a history tour with Murk Dijkstra. We did the full day Market Garden tour and it was worth every minute, every detail. Murk knows his stuff and can soak you in details and sights and bring them back to life. My... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate to find History Trips and Murk for the last day of a month in Europe. After being in Poland, Germany then Amsterdam this was an amazing, insightful, emotional and inspiring day tour that examined Operation Market Garden. I have a passion for military history and battles and as a history teacher was so excited to be learning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have had Murk as a tour guide the past 3 years. After the first tour my friend and I were so pleased on how much time he spent on preparing for our trip, l used him the next year . This trip was a over nighter . Murk had made all of the arrangements ( this trip was awesome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My father and I had a fabulous few hours with the very knowledgeable and quirky Murk. Murk's passion for the history of the area is very obvious, and we learnt alot about the history of the area, about the buildings, the hofjes, the people of the day, and how the war affected this area of Amsterdam. Highly recommend this tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Excellent day tour which gave an incredible insight in the battle. Murk is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable who not only gave a great overview of the whole operation but added lots of small anecdotes which made it all come more alive. In that respect Murk is a bit the Antony Beevor of the tour guides! Highly recommended tour!

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Warman, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Murk is an incredibly knowledgable and engaging guide! He does a great job of explaining what and where happened in great detail. Murk made it very easy for myself and my wife to appreciate, and also understand what happened during Operation Market Garden for the U.S. Airborne troops. I would highly recommend this to everyone else!

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This 3-day tour really made history come alive. Murk passionately guided our group of five showing great expertise. We had every opportunity to ask questions during the trip and found him to be very knowledgeable about the advertised visits and all the other items that we came across. Murk knows the area very well which explains why we covered many... More 

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San Vito di Cadore, Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Murk is very knowledgeable and takes his time, we spent hours wandering through the city and after this tour I see my city with different eyes. It was very enjoyable, and I recommend it too anyone who is interested in the history of Amsterdam.

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great tour by History Trips! Murk Dijkstra does an excellent job. He captures the Golden Age of Amsterdam while you walk the same streets of history. Beginning at former times, the tour shares how the Nederland’s and this part of Europe evolved from the Romans to today. And, this includes specifics about Amsterdam growing to a great city for commerce... More 

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