Amsterdam - How Hundreds of Amsterdam Jews Escaped the Holocaust

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How Hundreds of Amsterdam Jews Escaped the Holocaust

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(133 reviews)
Jewish Quarter, Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

We all know the intense and moving story of Anne Frank and her family. She was one of more than 60,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Amsterdam. Despite the large numbers of victims in Amsterdam, it is less known that thousands of Jews survived the war with the help of the resistance. In this tour, we focus on some of the impressive stories surrounding the zoo and the place where thousands of Jews were transported from. We learn more about the Walter Suskind, Henriëtte Pimentel and Armand Sunier who, at the risk of their own lives, saved hundreds of people and children from the hands of the Nazis. Most of the stories took place in the beautiful historic district around the Amsterdam Zoo Artis and part of the old Jewish quarter. We explore one of Amsterdam's most beautiful neighborhoods with a striking history just outside the canal belt.

Meet Stephan


Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 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.

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 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.

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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

Susan (BC Canada) C.

09 June 2021

Very interesting. Good camera work.

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

09 June 2021

He is among the very, very best. Thanks.


08 June 2021

Excellent tour!

Terrie O.

08 June 2021

What a wonderful and moving guided tour of Amsterdam and it’s very harrowing and sad history . Thank you Stephan you where extremely informative and knowledgeable and held such interest all the way through .

Julie P.

08 June 2021

An excellent and informative tour from Stephan .Very emotive but necessary for all to be aware of what happened to the Jewish people.

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