- Tickets to the Anne Frank House included - - Experience duration is excluding time in the museum (75-90 minutes) - Before going to the Anne Frank House, we take you on am exciting journey that will place Amsterdam's Jewish history into a greater context and honor those who once dwelled here. The first part of the tour focuses on Amsterdam's Jewish history to provide some context before entering the Anne Frank House. After all, Jewish history encompasses so much more than just the Anne Frank House. Our Experience will begin in the 16th Century, when Jews fled to Amsterdam to avoid persecution. We further explore the old Jewish Quarter by foot. From our start in front of the Portuguese Synagogue, we visit the city's oldest park, our favorite street, the Dutch theater, monuments, memorials, and several other hidden gems along the canals, all the while telling stories that will make history feel within arm's reach. We also take your to our favorite cafe for a coffee or tea. After all, it's more fun to tour with friends than with strangers. After our drinks, we take a tram to the city center to our final destination – the Anne Frank House. You'll learn where the Franks clung to hope of survival in a tumultuous time. While celebrating the life of Amsterdam's most famous Jewish resident, you'll learn about how one little girl's diary came to affect the lives of millions.
We (Erik & Chris) run this tour together. Having studied Jewish history for years and with years of tour guide experience we decided to run this Experience together. We have each lived in Amsterdam for 10+ years. We are true locals with a passion for Jewish History in our city. Being travel-savvy guys ourselves, we love sharing stories with visitors from abroad. Erik combines his experience as a historian with his ability to seamlessly make friends with everyone. He has also volunteered at the Jewish Cultural Quarter for a long time. He knows all the nooks and crannies of the area. Chris' style can best be described as very personable. You may hear a grammatical error here or there, but his passion and big smile make your forget all about it ;) His family has a surprising Jewish background which he'll tell you all about on the tour.
At our favorite Amsterdam cafe
Entree ticket to the Anne Frank House
Chronologically, this is where we will be: - Our starting location is Grande Café Allure - Next is the impressive Portuguese Synagogue - Statue of the 'Dokworker' - City's oldest park with Auschwitz monument - Our favorite street, full of beauty and history - Our favorite cafe with views into the zoo - Dutch Theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) - Small alleyways and hidden streets in the canal district - We end at the Anne Frank House
We do a total of 4 miles of walking with two stops along the way. Being somewhat mobile and active is required.