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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
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Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
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Worthwhile tour while in Amsterdam

Favorite thing The Anne Frank house is a destination many people think of when planning a trip to Amsterdam, and for good reason. I took the tour through the house and would suggest it to future travelers. The tour literally takes you up floors and floors, through rooms upon rooms, explaining the Frank family struggle during the Holocaust. There are informational writings along the walls and projector videos playing throughout the tour that make you feel well-informed by the end of the tour.

There is a shop at the end of the tour as well, where postcards, books, souvenirs, etc. can be purchased.

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deb.workman
Apr 05, 2010

Anne Frank House

Favorite thing A museum with a story...

The Secret Annex, home to Anne Frank for the twenty-five months she was in hiding and the place where she wrote her diary.

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt in 1929 and the Frank family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 when National-Socialist party led by Adolf Hitler came to power. Amsterdam was a safe haven until 1940, when Germany occupied the Netherlands. On July 6 1942, the Frank family went into hiding and a week later, they were joined by another family. The people in hiding lived in the backpart of the house.

Situated near the canal-side house at 263 Prinsengracht, where the people in hiding lived, consists of two sections, the front part of the house and the back part, often referred to as the Annex.

Otto Frank's business was located in the front part of the house. The warehouse was on the ground floor and above that are the offices and storerooms.

The hiding place was betrayed on August 4 1944, not known by whom, the people in hiding were deported. Anne Frank dies of typhus and deprivation in Bergen - Belsen. Only Otto Frank survived the extermination camps.

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dragontml
Dec 28, 2003

visit the Anne Frank House...

Favorite thing visit the Anne Frank House 263 Prinsengracht.
9AM - 9PM (excepted in Winter : 7PM)-
Price : 12.5G.

Fondest memory Unmissible and unforgetable.
We have visited an exibit about the Anne Frank's family and their hiding in the house on two floors.
Several short movies and interviews of Mieps (the Frank's secretary who helped them) are shown to help to understand the story.
The original Anne Frank's diary is on display.

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GUYON
Sep 07, 2002

Go and visit the Ann Frank...

Favorite thing Go and visit the Ann Frank house and museum. Also take a tour on the canal as well visit the Red Light District at night time.

Fondest memory We stayed at a campground while in Amsterdam. It was just fun to relax with friends and play cards.

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Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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See the Anne Frank house and...

Favorite thing See the Anne Frank house and check out the museums. I enjoyed my trip there but I've seen cleaner places. It was a nice getaway for the weekend.

Fondest memory Ah, the infamous Redlight District! I had to just walk through and see what it was like. We did check out a sex museum and that was pretty funny if you know what I mean. All the props! :-O

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Summer69
Aug 24, 2002

See the Anne Frank House. ...

Favorite thing See the Anne Frank House. It's not quite as small and stifling as I'd imagined it to be, but it still makes you stop and think about what she and her family had to go through during the German occupation of Holland.
Although the facade is modern, the building is in the same shape internally, as it was when Anne and her family hid on the upper floors of her father's factory for several years, to hide from the Germans.

Fondest memory The Anne Frankhuis can be found at #263, on the east side of the Prinsengracht canal.
Its home page can be found at:
http://www.annefrank.nl/ned/default2.html

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PartyRambo
Aug 24, 2002

You must see the Anna Frank...

Favorite thing You must see the Anna Frank House... the Van Gogh Museum... the Rijsknuseum... naturally a tour to the red light district... .... just stay there...

Fondest memory ... if you have yet been in amsterdam you can try to remember about it browsing this site: http://www.hiptravelguide.com/amsterdam/php/index.php

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Wondertime
Aug 25, 2002

Anne Frank was one of the...

Favorite thing Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution during the second world war. After Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940, increasingly severe anti-Jewish measures began here as well. The Frank family tried to escape by going into hiding. On July 1942, Otto Frank, Edith Frank-Hollander and their daughters Margot and Anne hid in this building on the Prinsengracht. They where later joined by Mr. and Mrs Daan, their sun Peter and Mr. Dussel. The building consists of two parts : a front house and a back anex. Otto Frank's business was located in the front house. The uppermost floors of the back anexe became the hiding place. After more than two years the group was betrayed and deported. Anne and Margot died of typhes in Bergen-Belsen in March 1945, only a few weeks before this concentration camp was liberated. Otto Frank, the only member of the group to survive, returned after the war.
During the hiding period Anne Frank kept a diary. In it she described daily life in the back anexe, the isolation and the fear of discovery. Anne's diary survived the war: after the betrayal it was found by Miep Gies, one of the helpers. When it was confirmed that Anne would not be returning, Miep gave the manuscripts to Otto Frank. In 1947 the first Dutch edition appeared. Since then the diary has been published in more then 55 languages.
Opening Hours
daily from 9 am to 5 pm
April 1st to September 1st 9 am to 9 pm
May 4th 9 am to 7 pm
January 1st and December 25th 12 noon to 5 pm

The Anne Frank House will be closed on Yom Kippur

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Aug 24, 2002

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Visit the Anne Frank Museum,...

Favorite thing Visit the Anne Frank Museum, it is one of the best places I have visited, to see where the little girl lived who tragically died in World War II

Fondest memory Wandering around the quaint streets and feeling very relaxed and absorbed in the atmosphere of a wonderful city

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ZoeB
Aug 24, 2002

Tour the home of Anne Frank.

Fondest memory Anne Frank's home was incredible. So rich with history, you can almost live the memories as they occured decades ago. At the risk of repeating everything anyone has ever said about this home, I'll say without hesitation that it is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT historical site I've visited.

To give you some perspective, I've toured up and down the East Coast in America. I've seen plenty of history from the Revoltionary War, Civil War and the first days of America. Hell, I even drive by Columbine High School a few times a month and have to acknowledge that it is more than just another school. And as much as I was moved by the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., none of the above can compare to the home of Anne Frank.

But just like Columbine, Vietnam and the many wars our world has seen, Anne Frank speaks volumes about how quickly our lives can be turned upside down. Genocide is going on everyday because there are those who care little for life. As I've mentioned on my Littleton mentioned, we just need to learn tolerance and communication to prevent these types of tragedies in the future.

The picture is of a church next to the Anne Frank home. I have a photo of the home itself, but you can't really get a sense for it, due to how it has change as a result of the tour.

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NineMiles
Aug 24, 2002

Visit Anne Frank's house which...

Favorite thing Visit Anne Frank's house which is now a museum. Very interesting with lots of information including videos, journals, and interactive displays. I was actually surprised to find the living space was a little larger than I imagined. This is a MUST see! Located at 263 Prisengracht.

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go_doggo
Aug 24, 2002

Ann Franc's house. Everyone...

Favorite thing Ann Franc's house. Everyone should realise and understand what racial hatred can do.

Fondest memory Amsterdam is a city for ordinary people, it isn't grand, the buildings don't overawe, everything is to a human scale. Drinking in ordinary Dutch pubs and bars, talking to ordinary Dutch people and finding yourself accepted by them is my best memory.

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crowbait
Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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Bijbels Museum

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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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