Anne Frank Story and Neighbourhood walking tour plus Jewish Cultural Quarter

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  • 1,5 hour
  • Family friendly
  • Walking tour
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You will immediately receive your vouchers in your e-mail
Mobile vouchers are accepted
A printed voucher is not required
Informative, friendly and professional live guide
English
Small group tour of maximum 12 persons
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
A moderate amount of walking is involved

Important information

Walk in the footsteps of Anne Frank. This 1,5-hour small group tour takes you to the area where Anne Frank spent her childhood from the moment she moved to Amsterdam until she went into hiding. Hear the story about her life in WW2 and her diary and how it became published. Discover more about Anne Frank’s belief, Jewish culture and history!

Long description

The story of Anne Frank is known around the world thanks to her diary describing the period that she, her family and 4 others spent in a secret and hidden Annex hiding from Amsterdam’s German occupiers. This tour goes beyond that and will tell you about her time before and after; as a complete story of her life.

Because of many movies, theatre plays and books, the part of her life in hiding in the hidden Annex is very well known. Less known is her life as a young girl that moved from Frankfurt am Main. This happened because of the upcoming anti-Semitism. Her father, Otto Frank, moved his family to the (what he believed to be) safe Amsterdam. They arrived in 1933 and settled on the square Merwedeplein. Anne Frank spent her happiest moments at this square and its surroundings.

During this walking tour, we will take you back to the places that were important to Anne Frank in her childhood. We will show you where she went to school and the bookshop where she bought her famous diary. Explore the area where she played outside and discover the house where Otto Frank’s secretary and most important helper; Miep Gies lived for many years. Miep Gies handed the diary over to Otto Frank after the war. She also saved a number of the family’s personal belongings after the Germans raided the house.

Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the diary a first, but when he read in the diary that it was his daughter’s wish to publish it, he allowed to publish the diary in June 1947.

The tour takes place in the south of Amsterdam, where you will have the opportunity to become acquainted with an area of the city that you would otherwise not see as a tourist. This area was constructed in the 1920-30ties and was based on revolutionary ideas of city planning, architecture and social housing.

After the walking tour, our guide will give you a ticket to visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which is the heart of Jewish culture and history in Amsterdam. You can discover the beautiful synagogues, impressive buildings and memorials grace the streets of Amsterdam’s old Jewish Quarter. The heart of the neighbourhood is an area of less than one square kilometre. Here you will find the Jewish Cultural Quarter including the Jewish Historical Museum with the impressive Children’s Museum, the stately Portuguese
Synagogue, the moving National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum.

This tour does not visit the Anne Frank House in the center of the city. 

Itinerary

  • Meet your guide at square Merwedeplein, next to the statue of Anne Frank
  • Walk during 90 minutes through the neighbourhood where she originally lived
  • Finish your tour at square Victorieplein
  • At the end of the tour, you’ll receive your voucher for the Jewish Cultural Quarter

Included

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small group tour walking tour
  • Ticket for Jewish Cultural Quarter (without guide)
  • Map with highlights and walking routes in the Jewish Quarter

Excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance ticket Anne Frank House (center)

Departure details

Merwedeplein 61 at Square Merwedeplein, in Amsterdam South in front of the statue of Anne on the square, it’s in the area where she lived before the Annex. THIS IS NOT NEAR THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE/MUSEUM – You can reach this square with tramways 4 (Take stop Waalstraat. Then left to square) Or 12 – tram-stop Waalstraat. From the tram-stop the starting point is 350 meter.