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Private Jewish History tour

Discover the history of Anne Frank and the Jewish Amsterdammers

Enjoy a private tour Jewish history with Sarah’s Tours and discover centuries of history and culture. 

 Amsterdam’s Jewish population has played an important role for centuries, despite being deeply affected by the Holocaust. Although few original structures remain, the city’s Jewish Quarter honours Jewish life and culture with several monuments and museums. Our Jewish History Tour offers an in-depth explanation of what you’re seeing. 

Join us on a private historical tour of Amsterdam’s Jewish history

Discover the Jewish history in Amsterdam as you visit important landmarks in the city on this walking tour. This tour will show and explain the history of the large Jewish population in Amsterdam and the footprints they have made in the city.

 After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected area. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the terrible period of 1940-1945.


Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at the statue of the dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about the Jewish history and population from Amsterdam.

The first Jewish inhabitants arrived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. From the start, they established themselves in the area around the Jodenbreestraat. In the course of World War II, this area was made into a ghetto by the Germans.

 Along the way, learn more about Amsterdam’s troubled past, as you hear about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands between 1940 and 1945, and the effects of the brutal regime not only on the Jewish community but on the everyday lives of all those living in Amsterdam.

Your tour can end outside the Anne Frank House, where you’ll learn more about her now-legendary diaries and how they came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Entrance to the museum is not included, but you can opt to visit independently after the tour.


• Learn about the history of Jewish people in Amsterdam

• Visit many monumental buildings as you walk around Amsterdam

 Our local guides that have expertise in Jewish history would love to take you on a private tour! Get in touch with us.  

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