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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Product ID: 170403
Experience a vivid 2-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam accompanied by passages of Anne Frank's diary. Immerse yourself in the exciting and moving history of the Jewish Amsterdam on a lively tour with an experienced German-speaking city guide.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Learn how the Jodenbuurt got built and how the Jews made Amsterdam a trading capital of the Golden Age
  • Empathize with the unutterable grief that happened to the Jews of Amsterdam like Anne Frank during the Third Reich
  • Hear about the courageous resistance against the Nazi Germans by Jews and non-Jews
  • See important Jewish relics such as stately homes, Stolpersteine, memorials and the Portuguese synagogue from the outside
  • Listen to enthusiastic stories from a passionate German guide living in Amsterdam, and find out how the Jewish community lives today
Full description
Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide.

The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. The district was booming and the city was doing well.

But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong discrimination experienced by the Jews by the Nazi Germans also ended in Amsterdam with the Holocaust. Learn about the young and courageous Anne Frank, who was one of the Jews hiding not to get deported. While hiding she wrote her famous diary. Her diary will accompany the tour and exemplify the grief the Jewish community had to undergo.Thousands of people were deported and hardly anyone came back. But not all Amsterdammers wanted to accept this. Learn about the February Strike in 1941, but above all: learn of the courageous resistance by Jews and non-Jews, who saved many lives while endangering their own. 

Pass by the Portuguese synagogue on the tour and see important testimonies such as Stolpersteine, the gate of the old plague cemetery and monuments commemorating the courageous resistance of the Third Reich. Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 
  • Native German-speaking tour guide
  • 2-hour tour
  • 1.50 city tax (per passenger)
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratitudes

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the restaurant in De Wagg. Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note this tour is in German
• You won't have to pay admission fees during the tour as all sights can be visited for free
• This is a walking tour that comprises of about 2-3 kilometers of distance, so please wear comfortable shoes
• Please bring water and a hat when it is hot outside
• During the tour the Anne Frank House will not be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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The tour was very interesting and informative. Under Guide Fabian it did an excellent job. He had a great deal of knowledge and it was noticed that he also had a lot of fun teaching visitors about the history of the Jewish population in Amsterdam. Kudos to Fabian and many thanks. Top!! Communication regarding the meeting point via Whatapp and telephone worked very well.

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January 3, 2020

our children wanted this tour in order to get a feel for life in this time on the trail of anne franks when they were 15 years old ... this was warmly welcomed and accompanied in the tour. our guide was claudia, professional, extensive background knowledge paired with attentive narrative, respect, truth and compassion. our family was very touched and thank Claudio from the bottom of my heart for the exceptional leadership.

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December 28, 2019

Chantal made the tour very interesting, you get a good impression of the Jewish community. However, the title suggests that it is mainly about Anne Frank and the tour also goes past the A. Frank Haus and that is not the case. As an alternative, if you have not received tickets for the A. Franjo house, it is not so suitable in my opinion.

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October 20, 2019

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