Amsterdam in WW II, private walking tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. < 10 +
Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Dutch (conversational), Greek (fluent)

History of occupation and the Jewish community in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's dark history during the worlds biggest conflict. A historical exploration of the WWII's most significant sights and memorials through the city. An intriguing tour for history enthusiasts.

During our tour I 'll reveal you the most important war memories of Amsterdam:

- Nazis invasion in May 1940
- Struggle of the Dutch nation during the 5 years of occupation
- Nazis plan for Jews persecution
- Role of the Jewish council, the Nationalist Dutch party and the Unie
- Development of the resistance including the February strike 1941
- What cause the Dutch famine during the winter 1944/45
- Dam square shooting on 07/05/45, the same day Hitler's Germany surrendered
- Allies arrival and the liberation by the Canadian troops.

** Please note that the Deportation centre opens at 11. 00 am
** Tour can be combined with visit to other museums
** Advanced Museum tickets can be purchased upon request - Resistance/Deportation center museum


- Verzetmuseum (Resistance museum), meeting point (excl visit)
- Visit Hollandse schouwburg (Dutch theater), deportation center during the WW II
- See the Auschwitz monument
- Look at De Dokwerker/Portugese synagone, war monument related to the February strike 1941
- Stop at the Monument of Jewish resistance
- Walk around the Dam square where the World War II monument is
- Walk pass the Anne Frank House (excluding visit)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Resistance museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), Plantage Kerklaan 61

End location: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263-267

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.



What’s Included

Other: - Private tour guide
- Visit of the Jewish deportation center (not the museum)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - - A small money contribution to the Deportation center is appreciated (EUR 1)
- Any other costs regarding your personal purchases, such as Museum books or souvenirs, snack and drinks

What’s Extra

Other: - Pick up/Return from/to your location
- Transportation to get to the site
- Museum visits and museum fees
- Food/drinks expenses


- I do not tour guiding in the museums

A Recent Review of this tour

Laura Maria provided my wife and I with a great walking tour of WWII and the Jewish history in Amsterdam. She was full of knowledge, wanted to share her knowledge, let us divert when we were very interested in what we saw or wanted to discuss or see things along the way and was very concerned about making sure we enjoyed the tour. We would highly recommend Laura.
Alan Zell

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