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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German or English

1. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German or English

Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the World War II history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German or English-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 during World War II.  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: explore 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 and World War II.  Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam during World War II and today, while following the moving story of Anne Frank.

Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

2. Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

⛵ Stap aan boord van de XXX10 naast het Teyler Museum voor een onvergetelijke tocht door de grachten van Haarlem! Onze gezellige antieke sloep uit 1954 biedt comfort, zelfs bij regen 🌧️, dankzij onze overdekte boten. 🥂 Geniet van gekoelde drankjes, lekkere snacks en heerlijke kazen terwijl je langs iconische bezienswaardigheden zoals Molen de Adriaan en het Teyler Museum vaart. 📜 Ontdek de geschiedenis en cultuur van Haarlem met interessante verhalen van onze ervaren bemanning. 🛥️ Na een ontspannende en informatieve tour laten we je weer veilig achter bij het Teyler Museum, met prachtige herinneringen aan een betoverende reis door de grachten! ⛵ Step aboard the XXX10 next to the Teyler Museum for an unforgettable journey through the canals of Haarlem! Our cozy antique sloop from 1954 offers comfort, even in the rain 🌧️, thanks to our covered boats. 🥂 Enjoy chilled drinks, tasty snacks, and delicious cheeses as you cruise past iconic landmarks like Molen de Adriaan and the Teyler Museum. 📜 Discover the history and culture of Haarlem with intriguing stories from our experienced crew. 🛥️ After a relaxing and informative tour, we'll safely drop you back at the Teyler Museum, leaving you with wonderful memories of a magical canal adventure!

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

3. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the food lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, close to the Red Light District, the Chinese neighbourhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Dam Square, and a walk past the Royal Palace or Begijnhof.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

4. Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. At the end of the walking tour, your guide will let you know where to take the selected cruise boat to continue touring the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the main canals, the Amstel River, and the famous seven bridges. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam's famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Uncover the Center: Amsterdam Hidden Gems Private Tour

5. Uncover the Center: Amsterdam Hidden Gems Private Tour

Experience Amsterdam's rich tapestry with The Amsterdam Locals: from the majestic Basilica of St Nicholas to the vibrant hues of the Red Light District. Traverse the city's ancient streets, unraveling the captivating tales of the 80s heroin craze and the allure of the Red Light District, whilst seeing the tucked away houses and restaurants in hidden alleys. Pause for a delightful coffee break at the cozy and hidden Kapitein Zeppos, then continue your journey through the bustling streets of Kalverstraat, past the enchanting Floating Flower Market, all the way to the lively Gay District. Explore another hidden gem—a mystical art gallery housed in a former bank—before immersing yourself in the tranquility of the concealed Begijnhof, adorned with ancient tapestries and serene churches. Venture through creative squatting locations, each teeming with vibrant energy, and culminate your adventure with a tantalizing taste of Dutch Jenever at Wynand Fockink. Experience the essence of Amsterdam's vibrant history and culture with our knowledgeable guides.

Amsterdam: Private City Walk

6. Amsterdam: Private City Walk

Learn the history and culture of Amsterdam on a private walking tour with a fun and knowledgeable guide, and skip the dry facts and dates found on so many group tours. By the end, you will feel as if a Dutch friend has shown you around, instead of a lecturer or history teacher. Besides explaining why the houses in Amsterdam look like they do, and how the Netherlands became the first republic in the world, your guide will point out things to do and places to visit in your own time. Ladies - and gents - can take a detour to the best shopping areas, although this is entirely optional! Feel free to provide the guide with any special interests you may have so that he can tailor the tour to suit. End with a walk through the Old Town to see architecture from Amsterdam’s “Golden Age” when it was one of the most influential cities in the world.

Amsterdam Centre: Private Tour with Local Historian

7. Amsterdam Centre: Private Tour with Local Historian

Step into Amsterdam's vibrant history center and embark on an extraordinary journey led by the seasoned local European historian. Feel the pulse of the stock market at the bustling Beursplein and immerse yourself in the rich religious history of the serene Oude Kerk. With each step, Aaron's captivating storytelling will transport you through centuries of European intrigue, unveiling the hidden secrets of Amsterdam's past. As you traverse historic landmarks like The Bay/Train Centre, Waag, and the East Indies Company, Aaron's expert narration will bring each site to life, connecting Amsterdam's storied past with its modern-day landscape. From the poignant Jewish Area and majestic Portuguese Synagogue to the tranquil Begijnhof, you'll witness the city's diverse influences firsthand. By the tour's end, you'll find yourself grateful for the wealth of knowledge and unforgettable experiences shared on this immersive journey through time. Join us on this captivating exploration of Amsterdam's history with The Amsterdam Locals as your guide. Experience it for yourself and book your tour now on GetYourGuide!

Historic Amsterdam Walking Tour: Royal Palace & Flea Markets

8. Historic Amsterdam Walking Tour: Royal Palace & Flea Markets

Step into the heart of Amsterdam with this engaging walking tour designed just for you. Discover the city’s majestic Royal Palace, wander through the eclectic Waterlooplein Market, and admire the serene Amstel River. Each step on this tour not only reveals the rich tapestry of Amsterdam’s history and culture but also places you in the narrative of this vibrant city. Whether you’re marveling at architectural wonders or finding treasures in the market, this tour promises unforgettable experiences and personal discoveries. Join us to see why Amsterdam remains a beloved gem in Europe—your adventure awaits!

Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour

9. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour

See more of Amsterdam than you would on an organized walking tour, and experience the city like a local from the saddle of a bicycle. With about 881,000 bikes, cycling is the mode of transport of choice for Amsterdam’s 800,000 residents. Join them to discover some of the city’s quiet neighborhoods and local attractions. Cycle along bike lanes to historic highlights, such as the 15th-century De Waag. See former sections of the old city walls, remnants of old bulwarks, and a few really old churches. If you have any particular interests, your guide can tailor the tour to suit. Feel free to request a tour more oriented towards history or culture, architecture or landmark monuments. Get plenty of tips and recommendations to help make the most of your time in Amsterdam, including suggestions on slightly off-the-beaten-track sites for a more authentic experience.

Amsterdam: Red Light District Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Red Light District Walking Tour

Journey through the historic streets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a guide, unraveling its intricate tapestry of history, culture, and ambiance. Traverse the old town area and Chinatown, absorbing the essence of the city. Delve into discussions about the district's liberal legislation and distinctive cultural milieu. Explore the heart of the Red Light District, where captivating narratives about prostitution, coffee shop culture, and the city's evolution await. Wander along the narrow lanes, witnessing the district's myriad attractions and hearing tales that illuminate its past and present. Pass by iconic landmarks like Dam Square, soaking in insights into the city's architectural marvels and historical significance. Traverse Chinatown, an integral part of Amsterdam's heritage, and discover its compelling backstory. Encounter notable sites such as Int Aepjen, In de Waag, the Smallest House in Amsterdam, and Condomerie, each offering glimpses into the city’s multifaceted identity.

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(68 reviews)

Johanna was great. She made the whole thing lively, was able to answer all questions and was such a friendly guide! Anytime again, thanks Johanna!!

Very, very good guide (Johanna), explained it very informatively and in detail! Many thanks to Amsterdamliebe for this great tour!

Really enjoyable tour. Very knowledgeable guide - tour is super informative!

Johanna was very nice and competent, great and interesting tour.

Very nice!! I love it! Kaya was a very nice guide.