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- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 2 Hrs
Departure Time :
9:00am - 11:30am or 4pm
Departure Details :
Merwedeplein 61, 1078 NC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Trace the early life of Anne Frank before she went into hiding on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam-Zuid. The neighborhood is home to Annes school, her family house and even the place where she bought the diary that would make her famous. See it all, and make the most of commentary tailored to your questions by an attentive private guide.
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Step back in time on a history tour
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Merwedeplein, Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Meet your guide at Merwedeplein 61 in Amsterdam South East and get to know the story of Anne Frank before she went to the hiding.
Duration: 1 hour
Coffee and/or Tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Train ride from Amsterdam-Zuid to central Amsterdam
Entrance to the Anne Frank House Museum
Entry/Admission - Merwedeplein
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Tour operates in all weather conditions
Good walking shoes recommended
Entrance tickets for the Anne Frank House are not included. This tour does not grant you access or allow you to enter the Anne Frank House, but shows the area where she grew up.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Great tour guide! Daphne was phenomenal and we had a tremendous time learning about Anne Frank’s life.
Renada was an absolute sweetheart. Gave us an interesting and informative presentation of the Nazi infiltration of Amsterdam in the WW11 era. And historical background of the Frank family. Also helped me find a restroom when I experienced a GI crisis.
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We are 6 girl guides travelling across Europe from Warwick to Budapest on a very tight budget. Everythung else we've booked has been fab !
outstanding tour to do in addition to the tour of the secret annex. That is not this tour... this takes you where she lived before going into hiding. Our guide Esther was outstanding and it proved to be every bit as moving as the Anne Frank House itselft
Everyone is familiar with the iconic Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the hiding place from where Anne, her family and all its occupants were arrested and deported to Nazi death camps, but not many know of Anne and her family's life in Amsterdam, before they had to hide away. If this is the case with you, this Tour with the knowledgable and learned guide, Hermelinde is perfect for you.
We met Hermelinde in the Merdeplein Square Park where stands a statue of Anne, all dressed up with layers of clothing and a suitcase, ready to make her way to her hiding place. The park is close to her apartment building, where she and her friends used to play. It was a solemn feeling standing in the same spot as where she would have been watching her flat, calling out to her beloved mother and sister as she played.
Next Hermelinde walked us in Anne and her sister's footsteps to their respective schools, which still exist! We also had a chance to visit the bookstore from where her father bought her iconic diary.
Hermelinde also took as past many artists flats and studios, pointing out to those who helped shelter Jews during the Nazi regime.
We were also shown the homes of the kindly Dutch people who helped tend to Anne, her family and the occupants of Anne Frank House before they were captured. In fact it was one of them, Miep Gies, a lady family friend, who managed to salvage pages of Anne's diary after the Nazi raid, which she handed over to Anne's tearful father, when he was released by the Allied forces from a concentration camp. Thanks to her and Anne's father, we have learnt so much of the Franks' lives, of their near and dear ones, friends and acquaintances and of the terrifying time in Amsterdam and Europe during the Nazi regime.
During the walk, Hermelinde also often pointed out to us buildings that existed during the Second World War and which are still standing in all their glory, very well maintained.
As we had young children, our Tour ended at a popular ice cream parlour and Hermelinde really allowed us to pile our cones high.
Being a native German, Hermelinde has been particularly touched by all the occurances of the Second World War, hence her taking us on this tour, where we were literally walking in many iconic footsteps was truly significant.
I whole heartedly recommed this uniquely different Tour. It's honestly not depressing, but instead very informative. It tells you of lives that were being well lived, before they were tragically turned upside down.
Do this Tour first and then visit The Anne Frank House- everything will then become much clearer for you.
Felicia Variava Albert, Manging Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
We did this tour in the morning, and then the Anne Frank museum visit later in the afternoon note: walking tour is in different part of Amsterdam, and timed tickets are needed in advance for the AF Museum. Doing the walking tour in the morning added so much dimension to what we saw later in the museum. Esther, our tour guide, was wonderful. She carefully set up the big picture background in terms of immigration causes and life in this area in the 1930s before layering with many interesting facts about the Frank family. The architecture in the area was fascinating and we aren't big architecture buffs. We have 2 teens and she was very effective in finding ways to engage them. She truly painted a picture of what life was like for Jewish immigrants and how the Dutch were not necessarily complicit but very naive in allowing the Nazis to separate the Jewish community and slowly build their efforts to persecute them. Handled all of our questions very smoothly.
The Anne Frank walking tour was fantastic!! We really had a wonderful time and enjoyed our guided tour so much we went over our allocated time so much - we had to miss part of the tour....since our guide had another tour coming up. Thanks for a wonderful tour!! We will definitely have to come back to do the rest of the tour!!
Very good tour of where Anne Frank lived before the annex, her school and the store where her parents bought her diary. Was an excellent precursor to visiting the Annex.
Wonderful ... humanizing tour of Amsterdam. This had a powerful impact on our children, and us. We left the experiences wanting to more proactively have and inspire kindness, inclusiveness and acceptance.
This tour was amazing!