Learn about life in Amsterdam during World War II on a 2.5-hour guided walk, and visit important sites from that time. Hear about the struggles of locals and their resistance to the occupying forces, and also about those that collaborated with the Nazis.
What to Expect
Travel back in time to the dark days of World War II on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam, and learn what life was like following the occupation of the city by the Germans in 1940.
Meet your guide on Dam Square, the site of a terrible shooting in 1945, just 2 days after German capitulation. Stroll past monuments and buildings still marked by traces of war. Your guide will bring history to life, giving you a sense of how citizens behaved during the occupation, and how they moved around in times of horror.
Learn why the Dutch tried to co-exist with the occupying army, what kind of role entertainment played, and how the Dutch behaved towards the Jews of Amsterdam. Hear about seminal events, such as the February Strike and the Winter of Hunger.
Visit the Jewish neighborhood, and see the head office of the Jewish Council. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families such as the Franks. Hear how Anne Frank became a symbol of the brutality of suppression.
Ideal for fans of European history, the tour also gives an insight into how the Jewish community lived and survived, and still thrives in Amsterdam.
- English, Italian, or Spanish-speaking tour guide
- All local taxes
What's Not Included
- Museum entrance fees
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and bring an umbrella or rain coat in case of rain.