Amsterdam's Jewish Heritage: Private Tour with VR ExperiencePrivate Tour

Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish Heritage on a private half-day tour around the historic Jewish Quarter, and discover hidden gems along the canals including a VR experience of Anne Frank's Secret Annex.
This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Categories:

History, Religious Heritage

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: including public transportation between sights

What's included:

A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, One Tram ride, – Virtual Tour of the Secret Annex with VR headsets, A soft drink, beer or wine & a slice of Apple Pie

What's not included:

Additional food and drinks, Gratuities, Hotel pick up and drop off, Attraction tickets
Meeting points: At the entrance to the Portuguese Synagogue located at Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, Netherlands

What makes this tour special

Explore the fascinating, inspiring, and humbling Jewish history of Amsterdam and the life of its most famous resident, Anne Frank on this private four-hour walking tour. With your expert guide, discover the Jewish Quarter and experience what life was like in the Secret Annex with Virtual Reality. 

On your private tour, you will:


Travel back in time to 16th and 17th-century Amsterdam - a safe place for Jewish families who were fleeing Catholic persecution in southern and eastern Europe, and with your expert private guide explore the Jewish district of Amsterdam. Enjoy the beautiful historic buildings as your guide tells you about Amsterdam's rich Jewish culture and history. 

The Jodenbuurt - Dutch for Jewish Quarter - has been a cultural and community Jewish hub since the 1500s and is today visited for its beautiful buildings like the stately Portuguese Synagogue dating back to 1675, and for its moving Holocaust Memorials and Museum. It is famous for being the home of Rembrandt, the birthplace of Baruch Spinoza, and of course the Jewish Ghetto during the dark days of the Nazi Occupation. 

As your wander around this beautiful neighbourhood, enjoy the scenic canal paths, charming cobbled streets, and a few hidden gems. Afterwards, head to the famous Westekerk by tram or on foot - you decide. This is a large Protestant church built in 1675 with a massive 85-metre-tall steeple. This was the monument Anne Frank could see from the loft in the Secret Annex, just a short walk away. Pass by the  Anne Frank Museum where you'll learn all about her life in hiding with her sister, mother, and father, the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer. Hear about the dramatic discovery of their hiding place, capture, and deportation. Thanks to Anne's father, Otto, we have her famous diary - so that these events are never forgotten, so that we remember both with sorrow - but also with hope for a brighter, more tolerant future. As Anne wrote in her diary "Don't think of the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains". 

Your tour ends at our favourite cafe with a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious slice of apple pie! Here you'll also be able to experience the Secret Annex through the magic of  Virtual Reality, an incredibly detailed concept by the Anne Frank Foundation. You'll enter through the famous bookcase, and be able to "walk" around the rooms in which they lived from 1942-44, and unlike the real house, is still filled with their furniture and belongings - as though they were still there. 

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