Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
June 2016 - Linda Verbeek was our tour guide. She did an wonderful job of bringing Anne Frank's experiences to life for us. Her descriptions of Anne's personality, family life, and life during the War were vivid. We had tickets for the Anne Frank House a couple hours before the neighborhood tour and didn't realize that Anne's neighborhood was so far from the House she hid in. The distance is not walkable. But, we figures out the tram system and got to Anne's neighborhood in plenty of time. The tour description should emphasize the distance between the House and Anne's neighborhood. We had a private tour for 4 adults. After the tour, Linda treated us to coffee/beer so we could continue the conversation and ask questions. Excellent tour--highly recommend this tour.
If you're interested in wartime Holland and/or Anne Frank, make sure you book this. This walking tour in a quiet residential neighbourhood takes in the area in which Anne Frank lived, played and went to school. Our guide, Willem was clearly passionate about his subject, explaining more about Anne's childhood and the Dutch background to the Second World War. Full of fascinating stories and very knowledgeable regarding social and political history, and was happy to give us extra time. Really worthwhile to go "behind the scenes."
We had a great time and really enjoyed our guide. My one suggestion would be to make more clear on the ticket and internet advertisement that this tour is NOT near the Anne Frank House.
THANKYOU Robert for your hospitality and wisdom and for caring way past the tour and supporting us into the city - we had an amazing time at the museum! Very professional