We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 VR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 6 40983208
See all hours
Sun - Mon 10:00 - 13:00
Wed 10:00 - 13:00
Fri 10:00 - 13:00

During the seventeenth century the Dutch merchants of the VOC / WIC trading...

During the seventeenth century the Dutch merchants of the VOC / WIC trading company (the Dutch East / West India Company) sailed the world and brought home wealth and prosperity (and slaves to the New World). Every aspect of life blommed. But what did they left in the East? During this walk we will visit locations that played an important part in the old and modern history of Amsterdam. Daily departs. Duration: 22,5 - 3 hours.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
WW2 and Jewish quarter during war

Peter was an excellent an knowledgeable guide around the Jewish quarter. He had lots of pictures of what happens at the exact location during the war.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris W
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Amsterdam

Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Level Contributor
67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Peter was an excellent an knowledgeable guide around the Jewish quarter. He had lots of pictures of what happens at the exact location during the war.

Thank Chris W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emilie spent 3.5 hours transporting us back in time to the Amsterdam of the 1940s. She retold the stories of the Jews living in Amsterdam and their fate as we walked across the city visiting the spots where historical events took place. She knew all of the details that one can only get from personal experience with the rich history,... More 

Thank Ilene H
Newark, Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piter gave a great 3 hour tour and walk of the city. This is an easy walk and is centered on Amsterdam in WWII. Piter was very knowledgeable and I really liked the research and photos of then and now. I would highly recommend this

Thank sandds
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My wife and I spent a wonderful late morning / early afternoon with Peter, learning about aspects of Amsterdam we did not find in our guide books. Historical aspects of the city including Holocaust memorials was very interesting and very moving. The pace was just right, Peter's pictures (taken 70+ years earlier from the exact spots we were standing) helped... More 

Thank TonyWoodworker
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Fantastic tour with very interesting photographs and local information. Both our younger son, 10 years old, and older son, 14 years old found the walk to be informative and fun. We've had follow up information sent to us which the boys are planning to take to school to share with the class. The tour lasted around 3 hours with a... More 

Thank FabFourWales
Lancaster Co, PA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2010

How and why did Holland become such an economic power? The clues are every where as we walked around the city. Peter illustrated through art and architecture the wealth generated by Holland's successful initiation of the first truly modern global economy. From the original purpose of buildings to the canals themselves, Peter connected Amsterdam's infrastructure to its location, key to... More 

1 Thank Thomas C

Travellers who viewed HistoryWalks also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

Been to HistoryWalks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from HistoryWalks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Jordaan

Neighbourhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
Explore this neighbourhood