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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

1. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam's Jewish quarter with a guide. Walk past monuments and buildings still bearing scars from WWII. Your guide will bring history to life, giving you a sense of how the city’s citizens coped during the occupation. Travel back in time to the dark days of WWII, learning what life was like during the occupation by the Germans from 1940-1945 and how Anne Frank became an iconic symbol of the brutality of suppression. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Learn why the Dutch tried to co-exist with the occupying army and hear about several events, such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger. Visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter, and listen to the history of the Portuguese synagogue and the Auswitz monument. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families like the Franks.

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

Join this private walking tour and learn about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city and learn about the life of Anne Frank from your guide. Hear interesting information about the background of the original Jewish Quarter and its evolution over the centuries. See many sights like the Joods Historisch Museum and the Auschwitz Monument. Your private guide will tell you stories about Anne Frank's love of writing and the circumstances she experienced in Amsterdam in the 1930s and 1940s. Hear about Anne Frank's family relationships, her move from Germany, the time she was hiding, and her father's life after the war. Listen to how Anne Frank's diary gained worldwide fame. Discover some secret hiding places where the writer sought refuge during the Dutch resistance in the Second World War.

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Amsterdam: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Learn more about Amsterdam’s troubled past while gaining an insight into how the Jewish community lived and survived in the aftermath of the Second World War in Amsterdam. Hear about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands from 1940 until 1945 and how it affected those living in Amsterdam and especially the Jewish community. Discover the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum, and stroll by the Headquarters of the Jewish Council. Learn how the Dutch behaved towards the Jews of Amsterdam and how the people endured the hardships as you pass sites like the Auschwitz Monument and the Dokwerker. The tour ends in front of the Anne Frank House, where you will learn more about her best-selling diary, how it was published by her father Otto Frank, and how it gained worldwide fame. Choose between group and private tour options.

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

4. 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: Jewish Historical Museum Entrance Tickets

5. 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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Private Amsterdam Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Tour

6. Private Amsterdam Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Tour

Join this 2-hour private walking tour and learn about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city in a small group and learn about the life of Anne Frank from your guide. Get interesting information about the background of the original Jewish Quarter and its evolution over the centuries. Your private guide will tell you stories about Anne Frank's love of writing and the circumstances she experienced in Amsterdam in the 1930s and 1940s. Hear stories about Anne Frank's family relationships, her move from Germany, the time she was hiding, and her father's life after the war. Listen to how her diary gained worldwide fame. Discover some secret hiding places where the writer sought refuge during the Dutch resistance in the Second World War. See many sights like the Joods Historisch Museum, the Auschwitz Monument and finally the house of Anne Frank, where your tour ends.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour with Jewish Cultural Quarter Entry

7. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour with Jewish Cultural Quarter Entry

Join an Anne Frank themed guided walking tour. Learn what life was like following the occupation of the Netherlands by the Germans in 1940-1945, and how Anne Frank became an icon. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Learn about important events, such as the February Strike and Hongerwinter (Dutch Hunger Winter). Ideal for fans of history, this tour also gives an insight into how the Jewish community lived, survived and still thrives in Amsterdam. The tour ends at Anne Frank's House. Please note that admission to Anne Frank’s House is not included. With this combined ticket you can also visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter in the heart of Amsterdam’s old Jewish neighborhood. In an area of less than one square kilometer you’ll find the Jewish Historical Museum with the engaging Children’s Museum, the stately Portuguese Synagogue, the moving National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Here, visitors can find out all about Jewish culture, history and traditions. You can use the ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter whenever you wish during your stay.

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Amsterdam: World War II Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: World War II Walking Tour

Learn about Amsterdam's struggles during the Nazi occupation of the early 1940s. Find out how the people endured important events such as the February Strike and the hunger winter. Hear the story of Anne Frank, her family and their strife during this dark period of time. Discover more about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Get interesting information about the background of the original Jewish quarter and its evolution over the centuries. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city. Get an insight into how the Jewish community lived and survived during and after the Second World War. See notable points of interest such as the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Headquarters of the Jewish Council. Discover sites like the Dokwerker and the Auschwitz Monument.

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Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets

9. 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 Historical Museum

The tour guide, Michelle, went above and beyond. He had a wealth of knowledge about Amsterdam and intertwined this knowledge with a really good sense of humour, keeping us engaged for the whole 2 hours. He left us with a lasting impression and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, young or old

Very impressive tour with our guide Stan. His knowledge about the Jewish history and Anne Frank is truly impressive. He was also very easy to talk with and very accommodating. One of the best tours we have ever taken. We highly recommend Stan as your guide.

History at school was not my favourite, but this tour was awesome, learned a lot from our guide Stan. Small group and i would recommend this tour to my friends.

Great tour with a very insightful guide. It has a nice pace and it gives you a special perspective on the life in Amsterdam during the Second World War.

That was a great culture trip and was so moving. I recommend this