Free tour

The Second World War & Holocaust in Amsterdam

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on February 13, 2023

Hey there! I'm Alex, a tour guide in Amsterdam for many years. I'm very passionate about this city, even after having to move out a while back I still call it home. Like so many I am and always have been in love with Amsterdam. A sleazy place to do a pub crawl and visit the Red Light District for many, I would like to convince you of the opposite: Amsterdam is vibrant, beautiful, alive. Outside the tourist traps that Google Maps will send you there's a city worth exploring. One that's both loud and quiet, that harbors a unique artistic side that a lot of people miss out on. One with a fascinating and important history, both in contributions to society in the form of of the arts, science, and commerce and one with lessons to learn from the past. I know this text was supposed to be about me, but I'd rather talk about Mokum. Join me and I will try to convice you that this city is worth falling in love with!

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

Tour description

Step into the pages of history and embark on a journey through the shadows of Amsterdam's past. Join me as we explore the profound impact of the Second World War, with a specific focus on the Holocaust.

In this tour, we will traverse the city's timeline, starting in the Golden Age when Jewish people enjoyed significant freedom, and culminating in the year 1945, the end of the Second World War.

As your guide, I am committed to approaching this subject with the utmost seriousness and honesty. The Holocaust remains one of the most important and poignant topics of our era, and it demands our unwavering attention. Together, we will confront the harsh realities, unearthing the stories of those who suffered unimaginable horrors.

Through engaging narratives and thought-provoking discussions, we will paint a chronological picture of Amsterdam's wartime experience, providing context and understanding. Our aim is not only to educate but also to create a space for reflection and dialogue, allowing us to consider the implications of the past on our world today.

This tour is a solemn reminder of the atrocities that occurred during this dark chapter of human history. Join me as we walk through the footsteps of the past, navigating the triumphs and tragedies of Amsterdam's Jewish community. Together, let us honor their memory and strive for a future built on compassion and understanding.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jodenbuurt, 1011 JK Amsterdam, Nether...
    Jodenbuurt, 1011 JK Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Spinoza Monument
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Holocaust Names Monument
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Portugese Synagoge
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    De Dokwerker
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jewish Historical Museum

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).

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Who is this tour for?

Non 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 5 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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