1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Hollandsche Schouwburg National Holocaust Memorial

Amsterdam: World War II and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Product ID: 229592
Discover what life was like in Amsterdam during World War II on this 2.5-hour walking tour through the Jewish Quarter and some of Amsterdam's most powerful memorials. Learn about the Nazi occupation period of the region, and retrace the steps of history.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the Hollandsche Schouwburg, a deportation center where the Jewish population was sent to concentration camps
  • Visit the Shadow Wall, where the names of over 200 murdered Jewish residents are displayed on the canal wall
  • Listen to what life was like in Amsterdam before and after the Nazis arrived
  • Explore some of Amsterdam's most important memorials, such as the Auschwitz Memorial and the Monument to the Jewish Resistance
  • Learn about the Hunger Winter
Full description
With an expert local guide, explore the rich history of Amsterdam and uncover what life was like in the city during World War II. Explore the poignant Jewish Quarter, and some of Amsterdam’s most iconic memorials, while listening to the history of one of today’s most liberal cities in the world.

Visit The Auschwitz Memorial, made up of broken mirrors in memory to the many victims of Auschwitz. Then head to the Monument to Jewish Resistance, a solemn monument built in 1988 to commemorate all the Jewish fighters that died during World War II.

Next, walk to The Shadow Wall, where the names of over 200 murdered Jewish residents are displayed on the canal wall, opposite their former homes. Finally, while you stroll through the Jewish Quarter of the city, learn from your expert guide about the Nazi occupation, the Dutch resistance, the Hunger Winter and much more.
  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Local guide
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
• As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
Customer reviews

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4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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    4.2 / 5
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Super interesting tour if you like to investigate the history of the city and the people who lived it. Shocking and emotional stories that make you understand the harshness of one of the worst times of the city of Amsterdam but that in turn makes you understand how it has come to the present day being one of the most liberal cities, with greater diversity and respectful of all the times

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January 22, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Alex, our guide, was full of knowledge and gave the tour in a fun way. I found the tour to be really engaging. I learnt a lot of new and interesting information and saw parts of Amsterdam that I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. The two and a half hours flew by! I would definitely recommend this tour.

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November 6, 2019

Very interesting and provides a human perspective of this dark moments

November 13, 2019

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Sandemans New Europe - Holland

Product ID: 229592