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Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of World War Two, visit the famous sites of the Golden Age. We also offer tailor made family tours. A must for those with a passion for History. For details and bookings go...more
Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This was an excellent tour that we would recommend to anyone interested in the WWII history of Amsterdam. We were most impressed with the way Emilie presented the material, the vivid stories she told, and the way she brought the past to life. She managed...More
My partner and I took Peter’s tour on July 3, 2018. Prior to our tour, Peter sent us an email containing a plethora of background information relevant to the sites we’d be visiting. On the day of our tour, Peter was punctual, personable, and able...More
Ben, a former professor, was an incredible tour guide to us. He gave us an in-depth sense of what it was like in Amsterdam leading up to and during WWII, pointing out key sites, sharing stories and anecdotes, and even showing a few historical photos....More
My wife and I had a private tour with Ben, a retired local history professor. The tour was very comprehensive and interesting. His rich understanding of history allowed us to understand the complexity of this period for the Dutch Jews, Resistance, and Collaborators. He is...More
Ben was a wonderfully informative tour guide with a low-key, friendly manner that engaged our diverse 5-person group. He was reflective about the events that occurred at the spots throughout our journey, so the time spent was not merely a litany of sometimes painful facts...More
I highly recommend this devastatingly informative tour of World War ll Amsterdam conducted by Peter Schaapman. Peter is a highly erudite guide who illustrates his talk with photos and documents of the period as well as well chosen anecdotes, all presented in impeccable English. Following...More
We had a fabulous day with Peter. He is delightful. His knowledge of the city, the history, and the nuance of time and place really made a lasting impression. It was a wonderful way to see the city and understand it in the context of...More
My husband and I were fortunate enough to go on a walking tour about WWII and the Holocaust with Ben de Yong. He was incredibly interesting and informative. In addition to what he shared, Ben was also open and responsive to questions. Getting a first...More
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.