Haarlem, like all of the Netherlands, was occupied by the Nazis for 5 long years. Many locals resisted in their own way. Haarlemmers like Corrie ten Boom and her family resisted by providing hiding places. Colorful Resistance characters like Hannie Schaft, aka 'the girl with the red hair and the Truus and Freddy Oversteegen were part of the armed resistance, liquidating collaborators and luring German soldiers to remote locations with promises of 'favors' only to despatch them. Many collaborated with the Nazis. The occupation had tragic consequences for Haarelm's Jewish community, and we visit the memorial that remembers all Jews from Haarlem who were deported and murdered in concentration and extermination camps between 1940 and 1945.
Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Haarlem with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Haarlem. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.