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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

1. 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: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amsterdam with your professional German tour guide, and learn all about the history and culture of the charming canal city, including the exciting Red Light District. On this informative 2-hour walking tour through the beautiful little streets - numerous tips for your additional stay are included. This city tour combines two must-do tours: the Red Light District tour and the city center tour through Amsterdam's beautiful canal belt. Both are an absolute must in Amsterdam. Visit many highlights of Amsterdam's city center on this two-in-one tour, stroll past picturesque canal houses and learn why Amsterdam is considered one of the most free-spirited places in the world and what life is like today in this cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural city. Find out where to find the most culinary delights and which districts you should explore on your own by bike. The city is also home to the exciting Red Light District- A historically grown district indispensable in Amsterdam. Learn everything there is to know about the negotiations between punters and prostitutes, their income and expenses, such as prices, room rent, and taxation, as well as the women's safety. Discover the control mechanisms in the neighborhood and question the structures of sex work. This tour perfectly captures all facets of Amsterdam and is therefore wonderfully suitable as an introductory tour.

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Amsterdam: Jewish Historical Museum Entrance Tickets

3. Amsterdam: Jewish Historical Museum Entrance Tickets

Beautiful synagogues, striking buildings, and impressive monuments line the streets of Amsterdam's old Jewish quarter. At the heart of this historic neighborhood, which is less than 1 square kilometer in area, you’ll find the city’s Jewish Cultural Quarter. Spend the day enjoying a walk through the old Jewish quarter and visit the Jewish Historical Museum, a leading Dutch cultural institution with its engaging Children's Museum, and the imposing Portuguese Synagogue. In all there are several significant cultural institutions that are accessible with a single ticket, together providing a unique overview of Jewish life in the Netherlands.

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Amsterdam: Portuguese Synagogue Entrance Ticket

4. Amsterdam: Portuguese Synagogue Entrance Ticket

Travel back to the days of Amsterdam’s "Golden Age" on an audio tour of the Portuguese Synagogue. Learn about a period of prosperity that would have been unimaginable without the contributions of the Jewish community. Erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675, the Portuguese Synagogue was the largest synagogue in the world at the time. While still used as a house of worship, the synagogue is also open to the public and hosts frequent concerts. Gaze in awe at the authentic interior of large stone pillars and white plaster walls. Marvel at the dark furniture bathed in the abundant light of 72 windows. Since its consecration, the synagogue has had no electric light or heating and is illuminated by the artificial light of 1,000 candles in its brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt. Other buildings in the complex include the treasure chambers, where you can admire unique ceremonial objects of silver, gold, silk and brocade. You can also see the oldest functioning Jewish library in the world at Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos (included by UNESCO in the Memory of the World Register). Access other attractions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter, including the Jewish Historical Museum, with its interesting Children's Museum. See the National Holocaust Memorial and National Holocaust Museum. Learn more about Jewish culture, history and traditions. You can visit all locations with your ticket, which is valid for 1 month.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

5. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide. The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. The district was booming and the city was doing well. But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong discrimination experienced by the Jews by the Nazi Germans also ended in Amsterdam with the Holocaust. Learn about the young and courageous Anne Frank, who was one of the Jews hiding not to get deported. While hiding she wrote her famous diary. Her diary will accompany the tour and exemplify the grief the Jewish community had to undergo.Thousands of people were deported and hardly anyone came back. But not all Amsterdammers wanted to accept this. Learn about the February Strike in 1941, but above all: learn of the courageous resistance by Jews and non-Jews, who saved many lives while endangering their own.  Pass by the Portuguese synagogue on the tour and see important testimonies such as Stolpersteine, the gate of the old plague cemetery and monuments commemorating the courageous resistance of the Third Reich. Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

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Amsterdam: 2-Hour Jewish History Walking Tour

6. 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

7. 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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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

Join this 2-hour walking tour through Amsterdam and learn about Anne Frank during the Second World War. Meet your guide at Waterlooplein and discover the most important sights related to Anne Frank and other Jews in Amsterdam during World War 2 including the Jewish Quarter, the Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Council headquarters. Discover historical monuments and buildings that are still marked by traces of war. Learn about life during the Second World War and the struggles people endured like the February strike and the hunger winter. Get an idea of ​​what life was like in the Netherlands during Nazi occupation in the early 1940s. Hear the story of Anne Frank, her family and what they had to endure during this dark period of time. Learn about her diary, how it was published by her father after the war and how it became one of the best selling books of all time.

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Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

9. Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Amsterdam with your own personal guide, and stroll through the medieval center to see parts of the old city wall. Continue along the famous canals to explore Chinatown, the former Jewish District, and the infamous Red Light District. Learn how Amsterdam was built on a reclaimed swamp, when the land was buried in mud and the harbor was almost inaccessible. Connection with the North Sea was not realised until the 19th century, but Amsterdam had already became one of the most important cities in the world. As you stroll, you will learn about its position as a major science and cultural center, and discover how in 1650 its population of 220,000 inhabitants made it the 3rd largest city in Europe. Your guide will explain key aspects of Amsterdam’s story, passing sights such as the 17th-century Oostindisch Huis, the Amsterdam headquarters of the East India Company. Discover old pawn shops and handsome merchant houses in the Jordaan district. Walk the banks of the Herengracht, one of the first 3 major canals of the city, and more.

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Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets

10. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets

This combination offer saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals and discover the Jewish Cultural Quarter with a ticket giving access to different locations in the neighborhood, valid for one month. It’s up to you to decide which activity to do first.  Be amazed by the 17th-century merchant houses of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, and colorful barge boats that intrepid residents have converted into homes on a 75-minute canal cruise. Travel from the Golden Bend to the city’s newest quarter at Overhoeks. Admire the new Music Building in the harbor, and the historic VOC ship in the docks. Then, you’ll enter old Amsterdam's Jewish neighborhood with its beautiful synagogues, striking buildings, and impressive monuments. At the heart of this historic neighborhood, which is less than 1 square kilometer in area, you’ll find the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Travel back in the days of Amsterdam’s Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue with it's 17th-century interior that is still fully intact. Visit the Jewish Historical Museum with its engaging JHM Children's Museum, where you can discover all about the Jewish history and culture of The Netherlands.

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What people are saying about Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Our city tour was super informative. Theresa brought everything across in a relaxed and witty way - great praise - you have to do it

I can only recommend. Did two tours and were super satisfied with both. Very informative and conveyed in a very nice way.

Great tour by a charming lady who really brought us closer to life in the Jewish quarter and some of Anne Frank's

Ne tolle Tour! Definitiv empfehlenswert. Vera als Tourguide - besser konnten wir es nicht treffen :-)

Chantal was really nice! And answered the questions really well.