1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Hollandsche Schouwburg National Holocaust Memorial

Amsterdam: World War II and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Product ID: 229592
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Discover what life was like in Amsterdam during World War II on this 2.5-hour walking tour through the Jewish Quarter and some of Amsterdam's most powerful memorials. Learn about the Nazi occupation period of the region, and retrace the steps of history.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

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  • See the Hollandsche Schouwburg, a deportation center where the Jewish population was sent to concentration camps
  • Visit the Shadow Wall, where the names of over 200 murdered Jewish residents are displayed on the canal wall
  • Listen to what life was like in Amsterdam before and after the Nazis arrived
  • Explore some of Amsterdam's most important memorials, such as the Auschwitz Memorial and the Monument to the Jewish Resistance
  • Learn about the Hunger Winter
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With an expert local guide, explore the rich history of Amsterdam and uncover what life was like in the city during World War II. Explore the poignant Jewish Quarter, and some of Amsterdam’s most iconic memorials, while listening to the history of one of today’s most liberal cities in the world.

Visit The Auschwitz Memorial, made up of broken mirrors in memory to the many victims of Auschwitz. Then head to the Monument to Jewish Resistance, a solemn monument built in 1988 to commemorate all the Jewish fighters that died during World War II.

Next, walk to The Shadow Wall, where the names of over 200 murdered Jewish residents are displayed on the canal wall, opposite their former homes. Finally, while you stroll through the Jewish Quarter of the city, learn from your expert guide about the Nazi occupation, the Dutch resistance, the Hunger Winter and much more.
  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Local guide
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
• As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
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Sandemans New Europe - Holland

Product ID: 229592