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Walking Tour: Amsterdam in World War II, Netherlands

 
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tibi60's pictureby tibi60 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of September, 2010
Learning a bit more of the city's history, and social background during the German occupation, the Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour  was the perfect opportunity.

Focusing on the happening during World War II and afterward the Holocaust, we learned quite many things about the persecution of the Jews, the 'Winter Hunger' during 1944-45, and many other facts that we either didn't know about or we weren't very informed about.

It definitely was an educational few hours and we were glad to have taken the tour, because we glimpsed into Amsterdam's background that is not so easily recognizable. It was much better than roaming the rooms of a museum. :)

Address:
Looiersgracht 31, 1016 VR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Price:
17 EUR for adults and 10 EUR for children older than 12 (tour not advisable for the younger ones).

Opening Hours:
13:15pm daily.

How to get there:
Get to the Prinsengracht and Leliegracht street corners not much far from the Anne Frank Museum.

On the web:
http://www.historywalks.eu/

 
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