Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor
Kid Friendly: Yes. For children who are interested in history. Approximately 10 years and older.
Since I am a bachelor in education I love to have children in my tours.
The tram might be a problem, but we can change the program.
Maximum travelers: 10
Dutch (fluent), English (advanced)
Getting to know the honest history
Jews and Amsterdam are already connected since the 16th century. Amsterdam used to be one of the most welcoming cities for 'strangers' in the world. Why is that? Was it an ideal or a pragmatic choice?
For hundreds of years the Jews were free in Amsterdam. Up to 63, 000 of them were deported and killed by the Nazis. This is almost 80%, one of the highest percentages in Europe. Besides the unique Strike of February 1941 the people of Amsterdam did not do much to stop this. In fact they worked with the Nazis many times. This is one of the pages in history Amsterdam still struggles with.
This tour makes you think about that, but also asks questions about ourselves.
The tour starts with a coffee and cake to get to know each other and for me to get to know your wishes. From there we walk through the old Jewish Amsterdam. During our tour we visit the Hollandsche Schouwburg (deportation place) and the Holocaust Museum.
Around noon it's time for lunch at the 'Hoftuin', one of the most quiet and green places in the heart of Amsterdam.
After lunch we go with public transport to South Amsterdam, the neighbourhood where Anne originally lived before her family went into hiding. We also visit the bookshop were her father bought her diary.
Afther a coffee we leave for a short walking tour through new Jewish Amsterdam: Buitenveldert with its many Kosher restaurants. The perfect place to finish off this day with dinner.
The program is flexible. Just let me know your wishes.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Nieuwmarkt (easy to reach by foot and metro)
End location: Buitenveldert (easy to reach by metro, bus and train)
Duration: 8 hours
Besides walking, we will use tram and metro.
My services as your private tour guide
Water and refreshments
Tickets for the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Holocaustmuseum
Coffee with cake
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.
Any personal purchases or souvenirs
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.