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History Trips

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About History Trips
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a one-day tour with Murk to visit some of the most historic places as part of Operation Market Garden. It was a fantastic day! Murk's expert knowledge really made the tour a personal experience, which made us feel part of the history. His...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenVBlack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot recommend Murk's tour too highly. My wife and I spent a day with Murk traveling from Amsterdam to visit key sites associated with Operation Market Garden and "A Bridge Too Far." More informative then any Military History lectures that I can recall from my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out with Murk around Arnhem for the Operation Market Garden Tour...2 Adults and 2 Slighty disinterested teenagers( at the start)...I have to say Murk exceeded our expectations in all areas, enthusiastic, knowledgable,captivating would be a few words I would use to describe....By the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

My wife and I set aside a day during our visit to Amsterdam to do a one-day tour of Arnhem with Murk. It was a wonderful day. Murk makes all the logistics very easy, and when he learned of our interest in the Band of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently had the good fortune of taking this tour while in Amsterdam. Not only did Murk go out of his way to change his tour schedule to accommodate but his WWII knowledge is incredible. My husband was in heaven. For those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tatiana A
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My husband, adult daughter and I took Murk's Golden Age tour on our first morning in Amsterdam and we were so glad we did. Not only did Murk give an excellent overview of Amsterdam in the Golden Age, but the tour also served as a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Becky A
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Our experience with Musk was excellent from the moment we contacted him until he dropped us off at our apartment in Amstelveen. Musk tailored our tour to one day in Bastogne and two days following "Hell's Highway" through the Netherlands. Musk's knowledge and attention to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have visited the Market Garden battlefield area approx 8 times and try to read all the books I can on the subject. For the second year in a row, the tour group I travelled with (personal friends and family) had people who were new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

I would highly recommend History Trips. Murk was a history professor in a former life, and it shows. The difference between taking a tour with a guide with a depth of knowledge vs. someone who memorized some quick blurbs is so stark. If you care...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed 31 October 2018

What an incredible day with Murk Dijkstra! We chose the Operation Market Garden tour which involved a full day of exploring the various elements of the tragic British attempt to end WWII early. To work us into his schedule, Murk agreed to pick us up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Following is contact info I have. Murk is pretty much in demand and fortunately I booked 6 months in advance last year. Good luck. History Trips St. Gilleshof 36, 1066PZ Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)20 6 83 98 38... More
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