Gain an intimate look at the Netherland’s capital city on this exciting walking tour! With an expert guide, you’ll not only visit some of the most legendary landmarks in Amsterdam, but also learn about its vast history, right from the Second World War and Nazi era to the present day. So get ready to be fascinated by the authentic anecdotes and poignant tales of those (including Anne Frank) who became part of the rich Dutch culture and heritage.
Immerse yourself in the city’s atmospheric settings and scenic canals as you begin your walking tour. Follow your local guide who will enlighten you on almost everything about the city, from its modest start as a quaint settlement along the Amstel River to its classic architecture and art and cultural scene. Make a pause at the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which now stands as an imposing testament to the region’s longstanding Jewish culture.
As you wander through the quarter, know what was like to survive in the city during the darker days of WWII and Nazi occupation from 1940 to 1945. Admire the 17th century Portuguese Synagogue, visit the Jewish Historical Museum, see the National Holocaust Memorial, and glance into the region’s troubled past as your guide narrates about the Dutch resistance as well as the events like February Strike and Winter of Hunger.
You’ll next stroll your way to the iconic Anne Frank House where you’ll get a detailed account of the life of the Holocaust victim - Anne Frank, who became immensely popular after her death (at a tender age of 15) through her love for diary writings which was later published by her father and adored by millions from all over the world. Al though entry to this museum is not included, you can choose to add tickets and continue to explore it on your own once the tour ends.