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Amsterdam - Heroic Stories of Dutch Resistance in World War II

Heroic Stories of Dutch Resistance in World War II

(51 reviews)
Plantage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
60 mins

About the tour

During the five-year Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, the majority of Dutch citizens survived by cooperating with their occupiers. Lay low, follow orders, wait it out, survive... Approximately 5% of the population, however, could not simply turn a blind eye as their fellow Amsterdammers were sent off to work in German factories, or much worse – to an extermination camp. What would YOU have done in that time, considering all the risks? On this tour, we consider various points of view and cover the main questions regarding the Dutch resistance. Who participated and how many were saved? What were the outcomes of various resistance attempts? What effects do the actions of the past have on current society? We will visit numerous unlikely locations where heroic acts occurred by regular people risking everything, from mass uprisings to individual acts of compassion.

Meet your local guide


Lee was born into a Dutch family but grew up mainly in Toronto Canada. Trained as a ballet dancer, she left the stage to travel and work around the world, having visited over 100 countries so far. She has been working as a professional Amsterdam guide and boat captain since 2009, and loves to share her knowledge of Dutch history, fun anecdotes, and importantly, of where the best food is!

Lee has been guiding since Aug 2009

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Amsterdam 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 guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Amsterdam. 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

pat m.

05 April 2021

Super !!!

Violet W.

05 April 2021

Thank you for a great tour covering a very difficult subject. Very interesting .

Coralee M.

04 April 2021

It is obvious that Lee cares about importance of sharing this knowledge with those who come on her tour. Glad the guides are doing this for us.

Clare T.

04 April 2021

great tour,very sad though,nice to see the fllamingos at the end

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

04 April 2021

A harrowing history sensitivity narrated by Lee. Learnt so much. It’s amazing how so many stories from this time are still not widely known.

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