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Private Small-Group Bike Tour in Neighborhood of Anne Frank

1. Private Small-Group Bike Tour in Neighborhood of Anne Frank

The easy-to-use city bikes with no less than 7 gears are ready to be adjusted to your height. Starting the bike tour you will follow the river Amstel, passing by holocaust memorials and stopping several times for more in-depth stories about WWII. After a bike ride of more or less 4 km you will arrive at the River District where Anne Frank grew up. Her house, her primary school and the bookshop where her diary was bought; everything is located there. This serene square where your guide will tell you the story of Anne Frank, her life before and during hiding, makes it all complete. You will move around the neighborhood to feel and see the history, before returning to the city centre. The roads that are used for the bike ride are more quiet and less crazy than the historic city centre, however it is advised, that you only participate if you already have bicycle experience. This bike tour is offered in several languages and is the perfect activity for athletic and adventurous history lovers of Amsterdam.

Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour

2. Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour

The story of Anne Frank is known around the world because of her diary describing the period that she, her family, and 4 others spent in a secret annex hidden from Amsterdam’s German occupiers. On this 2-hour private tour you’ll learn how the diary was handed by Miep Gies to Otto Frank after the war. She had saved a number of the family’s personal belongings after the Germans raided the house. Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the diary, but when he read in the diary that it was his daughter’s wish to have it published, he allowed the book to become public in June 1947. Your guide will show you the places where Anne Frank spent her happy childhood in Amsterdam and will provide commentary on the facts and fiction about her. The tour takes place in the south of Amsterdam, where you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with an area of the city that you would otherwise likely not see.

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What people are saying about Merwedeplein

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45 reviews

I really liked our tour guide Saskia. She gave us another tour because the one we signed up for was misleading. We thought we were getting a tour of Anna Frank House and that neighbourhood (this is should be much more clear on the website). Our guide adapted very well to what we wanted and she was very helpful in getting us tickets for the Anne Frank House.

I booked this little tour in Italian and I have to say I liked it very much. Our guide Giulia was really very kind and given that we were the only three of us she pampered us and gave us a lot of information about what we were seeing. In addition, the bike ride allowed us to enjoy this part of the city as true Dutch!

Excellent. Well worth the money.

Personal guide who was very informed and interesting. Followed our walking tour with a visit to the Anne Frank museum which tied everything together and greatly enhanced our trip. Highly recommend.

Great tour and tour guide; perfect primer before our visit to AF House

We had a great time and really enjoyed our guide. My one suggestion would be to make more clear on the ticket and internet advertisement that this tour is NOT near the Anne Frank House.

THANKYOU - really set the scene for our visit to the museum

THANKYOU Robert for your hospitality and wisdom and for caring way past the tour and supporting us into the city - we had an amazing time at the museum! Very professional