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Anne Frank Guided Walking Tour

Has anyone taken this tour of the neighborhood around Anne Frank house?

Here's the itinerary:

  1. Start from Zuiderkerkhof 72 at 17.00h
  2. The War monument at the Dam in the city centre
  3. St. Anthonie Breestraat, Jodenbreestraat Huis De Pinto, famous shopping streets in 1900 with a lot of Jewish shops.
  4. Visit of the houses of rich Jewish families (you will bike across the ´Zuiderkerk´)
  5. Rembrandthuis (Jodenbreestraat)
  6. Jewish market (Waterlooplein)
  7. German and Portuguese synagogue´s and the ´Dokwerker´ (first rebellion of Dutch labours against the Nazi´s in 1941) at the Jonas Daniël Meijer plein.
  8. Westertoren (church close to Anne Frank House, where Anne wrote many pages about)

And then it ends at Anne Frank House at 6:30pm, but it doesn't include entry.

Is this walking itinerary easy enough to do on my own? Or is there any benefit to signing up with this walking tour?

Posted by
2487 posts

I don't see why you couldn't do it on your own. Just have a good map of the city centre and accept you'll be taking a wrong turning or two.
Best way is to start with the Jewish History Museum in the poor German synagogue ( The grand Portuguese synagogue is across the street. From there the route is clear: Jodenbreestraat, Zuiderkerk, Dam with the Royal Palace (originally the City Hall) and somewhere behind the Westerkerk with the Westertoren. The Waterlooplein has become a sorry affair, but you'll almost pass it.

Posted by
1837 posts

Thank you, Ton.

As a solo traveler, I sometimes like joining up with groups for walking tours, but I'm already planning on doing the city tour with That Dam Guide to give me an orientation on my first day. That should be good enough to give me the confidence to strike out on my own.