Free Tour: Jewish Quarter and World War II

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 22, 2020

Coming from Spain over three years ago, we are a group of local tour guides eager to show you every inch of the city. We are passionate about history and the Amsterdam's culture and lifestyle and we'd love to explore it with you! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this route we will dive into the history of Amsterdam's Jewish community and its persecution during the German occupation in the Second World War. You will discover with us the most iconic spots along the area where the Dutch Jewish community was mainly based in (the Portuguese synagogue, the Waterloo square, the Ashkenazi synagogue...). And we will take a deeper look at the different strategies that part of the Dutch society developed to undermine the occupation from within.

From the Resistance Museum to Dam square, where the tour will end, we will learn how the city pays tribute to the fallen in the fight against fascism and keeps alive the memory of what happened.

  • Portuguese synagoge and Jewish historical museum.
  • Auschwitzmonument.
  • Waterlooplein. 
  • Monument of the names of the Holocaust
  • Dam square.

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  • Meeting point:
    Plantage Kerklaan 61B 1018 CX Amsterd...
    Plantage Kerklaan 61B 1018 CX Amsterdam Netherlands
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    In front of the Resistance Museum (Plancius Building) with an open blue umbrella

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ivan 25 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Muy contentos con la clase magistral de Elisabeth. Gracias a su actitud, sus conocimientos y su pasión por lo que explicaba aprendimos muchisimo. Dinamismo y alegria para ponerte en contexto sobre la resistencia de una ciudad como Amsterdam ante la invasión Alemana. Chapó.
Irantzu 22 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
El tour con Elisabeth fue genial, casi 3h que pasaron como 5 minutos. Muy interesante y ameno. Muchas gracias!
María 20 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Se nota la pasión de Enrique por lo que cuenta y la manera en que lo cuenta. Hemos quedado muy agradecidos por su implicación y su generosidad (gracias por todas las recos). Hemos estado súper dentro de la historia, como si estuviéramos reviviendola, gracias a las anécdotas y datos interesantes. Además, hemos aprendido que detrás de una historia horrible siempre puede hacer un resquicio de algo positivo. Gracias mil.
melody 19 Jan 2023
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
La verdad es que Elizabeth fue una excelente guía y el tour estuvo espectacular
Naiara 19 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Elisabet esta muy preparada, explica muy bien y es muy amable. Un tour excelente.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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