Take a walk through Amsterdam with a professional guide who will tell you about the city during WWII, through the eyes of Anne Frank. The route takes you from the Jewish Quarter, past Anne Frank's House. You’ll hear the complete story of those dark days.
What to Expect
Better acquaint yourself with Anne Frank's fascinating yet tragic story on a 90-minute Anne Frank city walking tour.
Meet your guide at Waterloo Square, at the entrance to the Stopera, and begin your 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 and how they moved around in times of alarm, fear, and horror.
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 seminal events, such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger.
Visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter and see the Portuguese synagogue and museum and the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families like the Franks.
The tour ends by the Anne Frank House. If you would like to continue delving into Anne Frank's story, you have the possibility of entering on your own (at your own expense) when its doors open to the public at 15:30.
Please note that there can be long lines at the Anne Frank House and admission is not included with this tour.
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
What's Not Included
- Anne Frank House admission ticket. This tour does not grant you access or allow you to enter the Anne-Frank House. You can join the line to see the Anne-Frank House on your own after the tour, however entrance is not guaranteed
Your tour starts in front of the Jewish Historical Museum. Address is Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1.
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Know Before You Go
• The tour is wheelchair accessible
• Children from 1-3 years of age can join for free
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• Please note, that this tour does not grant you access or allow you to enter the Anne-Frank House. You can join the line to see the Anne-Frank House on your own after the tour. Entrance is not guaranteed. If the lines are very long at the moment the tour arrives at the Anne Frank House, your tour guide will recommend another time to visit over the course of the day
• The Anne Frank House is open every day until 19:00 (21:00 on Saturday)