World War II and the Holocaust in Amsterdam

See important sites and monuments relating to the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam (1940-45). Let us be your guides and inform you about this traumatic episode in the Dutch capital's long history. The tour is ideal for visitors who like to go off the beaten path and want to learn more about this important aspect of the city's past.

For those with a passion for history this is a tour not to be missed.

We do not have scheduled tours, we only walk on request. If you want to book a tour, please email us ( to ask which days are still open. Note that we are early birds and always see our mail in the morning. Do not forget to look in your spam box!
In your email, please be clear about the exact dates (all!) and time of day (morning or afternoon) on which you are available to do a tour, and how big your group is, in order to avoid unnecessary e-mail correspondence as much as possible.
If you request a tour on short notice (one or two days before the intended date), please include in your email message a cell phone number or a telephone number of your hotel.
The price is 35 euro per person. The cost of a private tour with a maximum up to four people is 150. The price of an extra person is 30.
We do not visit The Anne Frank House, the Resistance Museum or the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the deportation center). Tickets for these museums and drinks are not included.
If you feel positive about the walk, please do not tip; instead, write a review on Tripadvisor, to find us: put 'Amsterdam in World War II' in the search field. 
The group walk takes approx. 2,5 hours.
The private walk takes approx. 3 hours. 
We walk with small groups, but with a minimum of 4.
About halfway through the walk, a short break will be provided for a coffee and/or a rest room visit.
Because of its content, the suggested minimum age for the tour is 13.
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Peter Schaapman
Ben de Jong
Emilie Nolst Trenité
Isabelle Wessel-Proux


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Our guides

Since 1990 Emilie Nolst Trenité is involved as a national licensed guide thus sharing with you her fascination of Amsterdam's rich Jewish history.

Ben de Jong is a retired history professor from the University of Amsterdam.


Peter Schaapman, creator of, has a 30-years career in the media. He studied WWII and the Shoah in Amsterdam. 

An interview with me, here on the interesting website: Bridges of Amsterdam



Isabelle Wessel-Proux est une guide française expérimentée et passionnée par l’histoire d’Amsterdam du Siècle d’Or à la Seconde Guerre mondiale.