Historical Anne Frank World War II Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam circa 1940s and learn about World War II and Anne Frank through historical sites

Travel Flexibly · 2.00h · Amsterdam, Netherlands

Are you interested in World War II history, but haven’t had the opportunity to visit monumental sites tied to the conflict? We’ve put together this walking tour to immerse you in real World War II history as told through the eyes of the Jewish community. Our access to the old Jewish Quarter includes an in-depth retelling of Anne Frank’s perils, including highlights of the Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandsche Schouwburg Museum, and the Anne Frank House.

  • Amsterdam's old Jewish Quarter
  • View historic World War II sites
  • Portuguese Synagogue
  • Dam Square
  • The Anne Frank House

You’ll start outside the Jewish Museum and meet up with your guide just steps away from the Dokwerker, a monument dedicated to the first Jewish lawyer in the Netherlands, Jonas Daniel Meijer. With your group of other curious minds, you’ll walk through the Jewish Quarter, listening to historical tidbits about the Nazi presence in Amsterdam, its effect on the Jewish community, and how young Anne Frank wound up hiding in a Dutch household. Walking through Amsterdam, you’ll feel immersed in the local World War II history, with stops at the Hollandsche Schouwburg Museum and the Portuguese Synagogue. The tour culminates outside the Anne Frank House Museum, which requires separate ticketing to enter.

Historical Anne Frank World War II Walking Tour

On your 2-hour walking tour, you’ll receive:

  • Guided tour through the Jewish Quarter

  • Detailed stories about World War II

  • Historical World War II sites

  • Stops at the Hollandsche Schouwburg Musem

  • See the outside of the Portuguese Synagogue

  • Views of The Anne Frank House museum

  • Local English-speaking guide

The Jewish Quarter

You’ll start in the Jewish Quarters at the Hollandsche Schouwburg Museum, where your guide will point out the significance of the museum you’re gathered in front of before taking you deeper into the Jewish Quarters of Amsterdam. Listen closely to a timeline of World War II and Germany’s presence in the Netherlands that started in 1940.

Historical World War II Sites

The audio history will be accompanied by several World War II sites throughout Amsterdam. These will help explore why the Dutch gave in to the Nazi threat and the effect that had on the Jewish community of Amsterdam. You’ll visit the Portuguese Synagogue and learn of its significance during the German occupation.

You’ll connect with the emotional retelling of the horrors of World War II, how they devastated an entire community of Amsterdam and citizens’ behavior toward the Germans. Events like the Strike of February 1941 and the Winter of Famine of 1944 to 1945 will be highlighted throughout the walk.

The Anne Frank House

The expert narration will piece together Anne Frank’s perilous attempts to escape the Germans, including the Dutch family that eventually took her and her family in. Before the tour ends in front of the Anne Frank House, you’ll hear all about the discovery of her diary, and how it was published by her father, Otto Frank, to tell her very important story.

What you get with this tour
Amsterdam’s old Jewish Quarter
Hear Anne Frank’s story
View historic World War II sites
Hollandsche Schouwburg Museum
Portuguese Synagogue
The Anne Frank House
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Is access to the Anne Frank House, Jewish Museum, or Portuguese Synagog included on this tour?

No, tickets to all three locations need to be purchased separately in advance of the tour date.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Amsterdam.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest taking a Luxury Canal Boat Cruise in Amsterdam so your needs can be better accommodated. The Anne Frank Walking Tour requires 2-hours of walking and standing, while the Luxury Canal Boat Cruise allows you to sit back and enjoy a cruise along the Canals of the Jordaan.

How comprehensive is the Anne Frank House portion of this tour?

While ticketing to the Anne Frank House is not included in this walking tour, the expert tour guide still goes deep into the location’s history to give guests a thorough understanding of Anne Frank’s history.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, food and beverages are not included in the Anne Frank Walking Tour.

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