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History Trips

St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 42531061
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Great trip to the Hurtgen forest battlefield

Two day tour of the Hurtgen forest battlefield with Murk. He is really knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Garth P
Kall Hike in Huertgen Forest

I contacted Murk late notice to get a better understanding of where I could see parts of Huertgen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 42531061

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two day tour of the Hurtgen forest battlefield with Murk. He is really knowledgeable about the battle which highlighted the huge waste of life in a battle that is not often spoken about. We visited sites like the dragons teeth, pillboxes etc which help bring...More

Thank Garth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted Murk late notice to get a better understanding of where I could see parts of Huertgen Forest - where my grandpa had fought in the battle. He unfortunately informed me that he was not available for any tours, etc at that time. However,...More

Thank jmt329
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip exploring a not very well known but very interesting battle. Murk once again (we already did the brilliant Market Garden tour with him last year) proved to be an excellent guide. He has a lot of knowledge about the battle and the battle...More

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has studied World War II for 50 + years. We had the opportunity to go to Amsterdam and he decided to do a market garden tour highly recommended by trip advisor. We contacted "history trips" and set up a full day tour with...More

Thank 22marieh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being World War II enthusiasts and having toured a number of battlefield sites in Europe, my wife and I were aware that the World War II Operation Market Garden Battle made famous by the HBO series Band of Brothers and the movie A Bridge Too...More

Thank 1Chalmers
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The best way to experience the battle that around and in Arnhem. Murk provides an excellent guided tour of all the action giving a true sense of the entirety and personalities involved, not just at the bridge itself. Murk doesn't just recite history, which he...More

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A true historian doesn't just recite history, they bring history to life, and that's exactly what Murk – a former history teacher – did on our recent tour of the British 1st Airborne's role in Market Garden. Murk started our tour where the disastrous campaign...More

Thank jeffreymi
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was our second trip with Murk (we took his Operation Market Garden tour in the spring) and so we expected an informative and interesting tour: Murk did not disappoint. The tour lasted for three days. The first day covered the northern section, following in...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I did a tailored two day tour with Murk on Sept 10&11 2017. I was immensely impressed with his knowledge of these two battles. He took great care of us! All you have to do is get in his car and go. He takes care...More

Thank wmlaug66
Reviewed 26 July 2017

On the tour "A Day in the Middle Ages", Bruges, lacking only the vintage clothing, one could almost put themselves into the narrative and historic locations/circumstances as Murk guided us through the beautiful old town area of Bruges. HIstory, architecture and art were the settings...More

1  Thank judyd71
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Helen C
1 April 2016|
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Response from Charles T | Reviewed this property |
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
14 January 2016|
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Response from T W | Reviewed this property |
Go to the web site: The email is on the site and Murk will email you back.
Wen L
28 October 2015|
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Response from danmajor | Reviewed this property |
we booked a special history tour with murk. It was only our familly and related to our family in Zwolle. The tour was just awesome, Murk is wonderful. He picked us up in Amsterdam and went several places in relation to... More