City Center & Jewish Heritage

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Tour Number

Activity Level

198504


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers. With families the tour will have a more educational purpose.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), Portuguese (basic)

Tour with a local 5 star guide with Jewish roots dating back 400 years in Amsterdam.


Perfect tour for anyone who would like to see the historic and beautiful city center of Amsterdam with an extra visit to the former Jewish Quarter.

We start the tour in the heart of Amsterdam, the old city center, where I'll tell you all about the history of Amsterdam and its relation to Jewish people.

We will pass by: the oldest house, canals, Redlight district, China Town and more.

During our walk we visit a bar where a brave woman hid Jewish people and the weapens of the resistance in WWII. Also we pass by other WWII monuments, the house of Rembrandt, fleamarket and city hall.

In the Jewish Quarter I'd like to tell you about the history of my own family, who arrived here as refugees beginning of the 17th century and I will tell about their experiences in WWII.

I will explain how this neighborhood has changed and why.

I can end the tour at the Portugues Synagogue Jewish Historic, National Holocaust or Resistance museum. All have a great audiotours and most can be visited with one entry ticket.

Itinerary

- Start at in the old city center of Amsterdam.
- Oldest house & building of the city
- Narrowest alley of Amsterdam
- China Town, multicultural Amsterdam
- Special place where Jewish people and weapons of the resistance were hid in WWII
- Pass by the Rembrandt house, flea market and the Amsterdam cityhall
- Stories of my family in WWII, how they arrived as refugees in the 17th century, their experiences
- I will explain how this neighborhood has changed and why.
- The tour can end at the Jewish Historic Museum, or the Portugues Synagogue
Please note: if you like to visit these museums, please book early in the day so you'll have enough time

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 3 hours

If you would like to visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter: please do note to book the tour early in the day.

Transportation

Walking Tour

What’s Included

Other: - Visit to my former window brothel, in Amsterdam's most narrow alley

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 Euros - About 5 Euro's for a drink during a break in a local bar or restaurant.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses
OPTIONAL: visit Jewish Cultural Quarter
For 1 ticket you can visit the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandse Schouwburg and the National Holocaust Museum.
A ticket is 15 Euros pp and can be purchased at one of these locations (no long lines. A ticket is valid for one month!
Tip: kosher lunch in the Jewish Historical Museum, the only place in the city center.
Please do note: IF you would like to visit, book the tour early in the day, so there is enough time to visit the museum(s).

Restrictions

- I don't guide in museums
- I don't own a car but if necessary can arrange transfer. Do notice: public transport is pretty good arranged in Holland and usually cheaper.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ian is an excellent guide. Other than seeing things on the walking tour we gained an understanding of the history of the city and the country, particularly about the time of WWII and the holocaust. We would highly reccomend him.
David Wolkstein

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Private tour guide Ian

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