Holocaust in Amsterdam

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Tour Number

Activity Level

302719


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. As I think this is a story that needs to be told from generation to generation, it would be great to bring children on this tour. But please realise they must be quiet during the visits. For many visitors, these visits are very emotional and I dont want to disturb anybody in that.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

what happened in Amsterdam during WW2


Before WW2, 85000 Jews lived in Amsterdam. After WW2 only 5000. The Nazis needed just 16 months for this. In summer 1942 the raids and deportations to the camps in the east started. On the 30th of September 1943 the Nazis declared Amsterdam 'Judenrein', 'free of Jews'.

The Nazis followed a three step plan: registration, concentration and deportation. In this tour I will show you what happened in Amsterdam.

There is no place that tells the story about WW2 in Amsterdam so succinctly as the Museum of the Dutch Resistance does. Located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, is the former theatre. During the war the Nazis made Jews assemble in this building. This was their last stop in Amsterdam and the first step in the deportation process that ended in Auswitsch or Sobibor for most of the Dutch Jews.

Also we will see the Auswitsch monument and visit the old Portuguese synagogue, where nothing changed since 1670. The Nazis wanted to use this place as the assembly point but they preferred the theatre.

Itinerary

Monday-Fridays:
0900hrs pick up from hotel, start walk
1000hrs visit museum resistance
1100hrs visit Jewish Teatre
1200hrs walk/ visit synagogue if open
1300hrs end of tour

Saturdays and Sundays : tour will be from 1000hrs - 1400hrs.
On Saturdays the synagogue is closed for visits.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

During weekdays the tour is from 09AM-13hrs
Saturdays and Sundays the tour is from 10AM - 14hrs.

We cannot visit the synagogue on Saturdays and on March 30 / April 1,6,7,17,27 /May 20 and 21 / July 22 / Sept 9-11, 18,19, 23-25, 30 / October 1 and 2.
This tour is not possible on Rosj Hasjana and Jom Kipoer.

Transportation

This is a walking tour. If your hotel is not in walking distance of the Jewish quarter, we can use public transport but that is not included in the price.
Walking distances are limited. All museums are within a few hundred meters from each other.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: All entrances for the museums in this tour:
-Dutch resistance museum
-Dutch theatre
-Portuguese synagogue (closed on Saturdays)

Your ticket is also valid for two museums which are not part of the tour, but you can visit them on your own. These two museums are in the same area; the Holocaust museum and the Jewish Museum.
If you want, we can visit them in the tour but we cant spend too much time here, as it is just a four hour tour.
On a Saturday it would be much easier to fit these museums in the program, as we can not visit the synagogue on Saturdays.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 EUR - As all entrances are included, you do not have to bring any cash. However, maybe for a cup of coffee. The museums do sell some very interesting (English) books and not all museums do accept credit cards.

What’s Extra

Other: Public transportation (if needed).
As all entrances are included, you do not have to bring any cash. However, the museums do sell some very interesting (English) books and not all museums do accept credit cards.

A Recent Review of this tour

Vincent was very knowledgeable about this very tragic time in Amsterdam's history. We saw key areas and places of events. Vincent catered the tour for us and helped us see what we wanted to see. Definitely would recommend this if you're interested in Jewish history in The Netherlands.
David Lane

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    Activity Level

    302719


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. As I think this is a story that needs to be told from generation to generation, it would be great to bring children on this tour. But please realise they must be quiet during the visits. For many visitors, these visits are very emotional and I dont want to disturb anybody in that.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

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