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Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

1. Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a small-group or private guided walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter in a small group setting while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour, you will walk by the Jewish Historical Museum, stop at the Auschwitz Monument and see the outside of the Anne Frank House façade. Finish the tour with a small surprise at a local Dutch cafe.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam's Jewish quarter with a guide. Walk past monuments and buildings still bearing scars from WWII. Your guide will bring history to life, giving you a sense of how the city’s citizens coped during the occupation. Travel back in time to the dark days of WWII, learning what life was like during the occupation by the Germans from 1940-1945 and how Anne Frank became an iconic symbol of the brutality of suppression. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Learn why the Dutch tried to co-exist with the occupying army and hear about several events, such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger. Visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter, and listen to the history of the Portuguese synagogue and the Auswitz monument. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families like the Franks.

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

Join this private walking tour and learn about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city and learn about the life of Anne Frank from your guide. Hear interesting information about the background of the original Jewish Quarter and its evolution over the centuries. See many sights like the Joods Historisch Museum and the Auschwitz Monument. Your private guide will tell you stories about Anne Frank's love of writing and the circumstances she experienced in Amsterdam in the 1930s and 1940s. Hear about Anne Frank's family relationships, her move from Germany, the time she was hiding, and her father's life after the war. Listen to how Anne Frank's diary gained worldwide fame. Discover some secret hiding places where the writer sought refuge during the Dutch resistance in the Second World War.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter in a small group setting while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. As you meander through Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter, hear about Anne Frank's life and family dynamics. Learn about her family's move from Germany, their time in hiding, and about her father's life after the war. Listen as your guide shares stories of Anne Frank’s love for writing and the conditions she lived through during the 1930s and 1940s in Amsterdam. Discover how her diary became internationally famous. On your tour, also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Pass by important landmarks such as the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Auschwitz Monument, and the façade of Anne Frank House.

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Amsterdam: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Learn more about Amsterdam’s troubled past while gaining an insight into how the Jewish community lived and survived in the aftermath of the Second World War in Amsterdam. Hear about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands from 1940 until 1945 and how it affected those living in Amsterdam and especially the Jewish community. Discover the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum, and stroll by the Headquarters of the Jewish Council. Learn how the Dutch behaved towards the Jews of Amsterdam and how the people endured the hardships as you pass sites like the Auschwitz Monument and the Dokwerker. The tour ends in front of the Anne Frank House, where you will learn more about her best-selling diary, how it was published by her father Otto Frank, and how it gained worldwide fame. Choose between group and private tour options.

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

6. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a private guided walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour you will see the Jewish Historical Museum, Auschwitz Monument and the Anne Frank House façade.

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Amsterdam: 2-Hour Jewish History Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Jewish History Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at the statue of the dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about the Jewish history and population from Amsterdam. The first Jewish inhabitants arrived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. From the start they established themselves in the area around the Jodenbreestraat. In the course of World War II this area was made into a ghetto by the Germans. They raised a big fence around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. During many raids the inhabitants were taken away. After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected area. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the sad period of 1940-1945.

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Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

8. Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Walk through the old Jewish neighborhood of Amsterdam where magnificent synagogues, striking buildings, and impressive memorials dominate the streetscape. At its heart, occupying less than half a square mile is the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its landmark buildings. Travel back in time to the 17th century by visiting the Portuguese Synagogue, or find out all about Jewish culture and history in the Jewish Historical Museum and the Children’s Museum. Visit Gassan Diamonds, a family-owned company, located in a formerly steam-driven diamond factory in the center of Amsterdam. Join a guided tour to learn about the various stages of diamond polishing from the staff. Observe skilled craftsmen at work as they transform precious crystals into dazzling ready-to-wear pieces. After the tour, browse through the extensive jewelry and watch collection in the boutique. By presenting your Jewish Cultural Quarter combi ticket, you will be served a glass of Champagne during the tour. Afterward, receive a brilliant gift.

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Private Amsterdam Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Tour

9. Private Amsterdam Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Tour

Join this 2-hour private walking tour and learn about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city in a small group and learn about the life of Anne Frank from your guide. Get interesting information about the background of the original Jewish Quarter and its evolution over the centuries. Your private guide will tell you stories about Anne Frank's love of writing and the circumstances she experienced in Amsterdam in the 1930s and 1940s. Hear stories about Anne Frank's family relationships, her move from Germany, the time she was hiding, and her father's life after the war. Listen to how her diary gained worldwide fame. Discover some secret hiding places where the writer sought refuge during the Dutch resistance in the Second World War. See many sights like the Joods Historisch Museum, the Auschwitz Monument and finally the house of Anne Frank, where your tour ends.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour with Jewish Cultural Quarter Entry

10. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour with Jewish Cultural Quarter Entry

Join an Anne Frank themed guided walking tour. Learn what life was like following the occupation of the Netherlands by the Germans in 1940-1945, and how Anne Frank became an icon. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Learn about important events, such as the February Strike and Hongerwinter (Dutch Hunger Winter). Ideal for fans of history, this tour also gives an insight into how the Jewish community lived, survived and still thrives in Amsterdam. The tour ends at Anne Frank's House. Please note that admission to Anne Frank’s House is not included. With this combined ticket you can also visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter in the heart of Amsterdam’s old Jewish neighborhood. In an area of less than one square kilometer you’ll find the Jewish Historical Museum with the engaging Children’s Museum, the stately Portuguese Synagogue, the moving National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Here, visitors can find out all about Jewish culture, history and traditions. You can use the ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter whenever you wish during your stay.

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What people are saying about Jewish Historical Museum

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,384 reviews

The tour guide Daniel /(Wybe) was very friendly and patient. He gave very detail explanations about Anne drank and also the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend for anyone who has an interest in history.

Elena was the best Italian guide ever met! She knows a lot and explain in a very easy to understand way, also for kids ! She makes the tour so interesting and fun ! Such an interesting and prepared girl !

Guided tour masterfully managed by our guide Elena. Very prepared, very clear exposure enriched by anecdotes, very punctual in short, it was really worth it.

Our guide Daniel was excellent, his knowledge of the history and somewhat personal connection points to it make it a truly enjoyable tour.

Super good guide he showed a lot and was good at telling and catching people's attention