1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Jewish Historical Museum

School groups in Amsterdam: Anne Frank and WWII Walking Tour

Product ID: 111151
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The diary of Anne Frank and history about the Second World War is a important subject at school. This option is especially for school groups of any age, accompanied by the teacher.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of WWII in Amsterdam
  • Listen to the stories from Anne Frank's famous diary
  • See buildings and monuments still scarred by the war
  • Walk through the Jewish Quarter & the historical city center of Amsterdam
Full description
Better acquaint yourself with Anne Frank's fascinating yet tragic story on a 2-hour Anne Frank walking tour through te Jewish Quarter & the historical city center of Amsterdam.

The tour starts in front of the Jewish Historical Museum, where the tour starts. Walk past monuments and buildings still bearing scars from WWII. Your guide will bring history to life, giving you a sense of how the city’s citizens coped during the occupation and how they moved around in times of alarm, fear, and horror.

Travel back in time to the dark days of WWII, learning what life was like during the occupation by the Germans from 1940-1945, and how Anne Frank became an iconic symbol of the brutality of suppression. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank.

Learn why the Dutch tried to co-exist with the occupying army, and hear about several events, such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger.

Visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter, listen to the history of dokwerker, the Portuguese synagogue and the Auschwitz monument. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families like the Franks.

The tour ends by the Anne Frank House. If you would like to continue delving into Anne Frank's story, you have the possibility of entering on your own (at your own expense) when its doors open to the public at 15:30.

Please note that there can be long lines at the Anne Frank House and admission is not included with this tour.
Includes
  • Professional Dutch, English, Spanish, Italian or French-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Anne Frank House admission ticket

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1. in front of the Jewish Historical Museum

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Important information
Know before you go
The tour is wheelchair accessible.

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Please note, that this tour does not grant you access or allow you to enter the Anne-Frank House. You can join the line to see the Anne-Frank House on your own after the tour. Entrance is not guaranteed. If the lines are very long at the moment the tour arrives at the Anne Frank House, your tour guide will recommend another time to visit over the course of the day.

The Anne Frank House is open every day until 22:00.