Guided tour

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Activity provider: Amsterdamliebe

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Activity provider: Amsterdamliebe
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Experience a vivid tour of the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam accompanied by passages of Anne Frank's diary.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how the Jodenbuurt got built and how the Jews made Amsterdam a trading capital of the Golden Age
  • Empathize with the unutterable grief that happened to the Jews of Amsterdam like Anne Frank during the Third Reich
  • Hear about the courageous resistance against the Nazi Germans by Jews and non-Jews
  • See important Jewish relics such as stately homes, Stolpersteine, memorials and the Portuguese synagogue from the outside
  • Listen to enthusiastic stories from a passionate German guide living in Amsterdam, and find out how the Jewish community lives today
Full description

Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide.

The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. 

The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. 

But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong discrimination experienced by the Jews by the Nazi Germans also ended in Amsterdam with the Holocaust. 

Learn about the young and courageous Anne Frank, who was one of the Jews hiding not to get deported. While hiding she wrote her famous diary. Her diary will accompany the tour and exemplify the grief the Jewish community had to undergo.Thousands of people were deported and hardly anyone came back.

But not all Amsterdammers wanted to accept this. Learn about the February Strike in 1941, but above all: learn of the courageous resistance by Jews and non-Jews, who saved many lives while endangering their own. 

Pass by the Portuguese synagogue on the tour and see important testimonies such as Stolpersteine, the gate of the old plague cemetery and monuments commemorating the courageous resistance of the Third Reich. 

Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Includes
  • Native German-speaking tour guide
  • 2-hour tour
  • 1.50 city tax (per passenger)
  • Food
  • Gratitudes

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance to the restaurant De Wagg, a historical building that looks like a small castle, in the middle of the Nieuwmarkt, a big square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour is in German
  • You won't have to pay admission fees during the tour as all sights can be visited for free
  • This is a walking tour that comprises of about 2-3 kilometers of distance, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please bring water and a hat when it is hot outside
  • During the tour the Anne Frank House will not be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 439 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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It was a very great tour. Informative, exciting and understandable. The story was brought closer to us in a wonderful way in a short way. We came to places where you might not always know what to associate with it. The background to these things was explained to us. So all in all I can only recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of Anne and the Jews.

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August 14, 2022

Definitely and appropriately, Chantal guided us through the Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam. It was very informative and particularly touching, as she occasionally read appropriate passages from Anne Frank's diary. We didn't come to the Anne Frank House on this tour - but we managed that very well on our own. We were introduced to many historical places, buildings and monuments. Highly recommended!

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July 29, 2022

We booked the tour at fairly short notice. Everything was well organized. We were able to find the meeting point without any problems. We were contacted via WhatsApp immediately after booking. The chantal was great. Unfortunately the weather was terrible but nobody can do anything about it. My 16 year old daughter wanted to go to Anne Frank House, but days, weeks in advance everything was booked out. We then booked this tour as an alternative. We liked it very much.

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November 2, 2021

Product ID: 170403