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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 40983208
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So glad I took this tour!

I have spent years studying the Holocaust in Europe during WW2 and was excited to find this tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Very Interesting tour

Enjoyed this walk and hearing about the WW2 history of Amsterdam. Peter was an excellent guide and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 40983208

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have spent years studying the Holocaust in Europe during WW2 and was excited to find this tour online. Ben de Jong, our guide, is a history professor at the University of Amsterdam and thus was completely knowledgeable about the topic and how it occurred...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this walk and hearing about the WW2 history of Amsterdam. Peter was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable and brought our attention to things we would never have noticed. There were some very poignant moments when you remember the tragic loss of lives...More

Thank brislou
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I recently did a WWII walking tour with Ben and had a great time (well, as great a time as is possible when talking about WWII). Ben is incredibly knowledgable, interesting, and really presented the history well. He definitely knows his stuff...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana. While we all know at some level the atrocities committed in WWII, hearing the history in the context of the actual places that it took places makes it hit home in...More

Thank AshBH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This walking tour is really fantastic. It is at the correct pace and gives a very good historical background to the events. Strongly recommend this tour. I wish it was a longer than three hours. I also feel the tour should continue into the resistance...More

Thank fbal12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable and relaxed walking tour with Peter in the company of two other couples. He brought us to various locations in Amsterdam where he had a story to tell about the treatment of Jews during WW2. I also...More

Thank patrickom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined Ben for a tour on May 28. The tour was excellent - well paced, well researched, well presented. The tour lasts 3-3.5 hours with a coffee break in the middle and covers the history of the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam - a dark...More

Thank SarahEHLD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter Schaapman was a great guide - he knows the history, and has personal experiences to tell about his family who lived in Amsterdam during the war, which made the walk even more interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk, hearing the stories, and seeing the...More

Thank br0wntraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter was a wealth of information and he shared it in a number of different ways - beforehand, during the 3 hour walk and after the walk was over. He sent numerous links to interesting articles and videos before and after the tour. We learned...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a short city break with my 18 year old son. As we both enjoy history, we thought this would be a great way of seeing Amsterdam and gain a quick summary of the important facts and places relevant to WW2. The tour had the...More

Thank Ray_and_Ryan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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I will be in Amsterdam Aug. 10 and 11. Do you have any WWII walking tours scheduled for those days? I am a party of 1. what is the cost and where do you meet? Thanks you
11 May 2017|
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Response from Historywalks | Property representative |
dear Madam or Sir, please have a look at our website historywalks.eu and send us an e-mail, best wishes, Peter
I looked but couldn't find the answer. What time are the tours usually scheduled for.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Historywalks | Property representative |
please send an email to my email adres, its on my website, and tell me when you want to walk, Peter
Hi Thank you for your review this was really helpful, I am so interested in doing this tour but have a foot injury which makes prolonged walking difficult, are there plenty of stops along the way and what was the pace of the tour. Just wondering if it would be possible - physically to do Thanks again Kind regards Terri Pape
27 November 2016|
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Response from BevsTravelAbout | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't a fast pace. It was walking on gravel and the beach. We walked around the American Cemetery also. So walking probably a mile in total. Email MAGALI and let her know your concerns. She will be specific to you needs... More