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Amsterdam - Jewish History in Amsterdam

Jewish History in Amsterdam

(53 reviews)
City Center Amsterdam/ Jewish Area around Johnas Daniel Meijer square, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Travel back in time with Stephan in this tour to learn about Jewish history in Amsterdam. Starting in the 16th century, Amsterdam became a safe place for Jewish families fleeing from Southern and Eastern Europe. Our journey starts in the historic Jewish Quarter. Together, we will explore the rest of the old Jewish Quarter. We will pass the two Amsterdam Synagogues, the city’s oldest park, my favourite 'Brooklyn like' street in Amsterdam, the Hortus Botanicus and the famous Jewish Memorial. You’ll also discover several hidden gems along the canals, all the while telling stories that will make history feel within arm’s reach.

Meet your local guide


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. He found out that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a host, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests, the hidden gems in Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of Amsterdam.

Stephan has been guiding since Jul 2016

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 45 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

Andrea S.

12 March 2021

Another wonderful tour with Stephan! He really knows his history and makes the tour content relatable and accessible to participants.

Dolly M.

12 March 2021

Really enjoyed his trip He felt very passionate Very much enjoyed and would love to join his next trip

Marilyn T.

12 March 2021

u explained so well and the sites were interesting , beautiful and relevant thank you Steohen

Janet K.

11 March 2021

He needs a wind screen (?) on his microphone. Could not hear 75% of his script but the pictures were nice.

Carol Z.

11 March 2021

Just wasn’t so interesting but very nice. Can’t leave tip a t present as much credit cards were stolen

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