Amsterdam Under Occupation
Contemporary Amsterdam society arose from the ashes of World War II.
This tour has an emphasis on history. You will hear many unique and interesting stories about the tragedies and heroes from World War II. We discuss how the Dutch were forced into World War II, even though they desired neutrality. We stop at the Dutch Resistance Museum (entrance fee not included on tour) and later discuss how World War II effected the current politics of Amsterdam.
We visit various World War II monuments, such as the Dockworkers Monument, the burial place of the last of Amsterdam's Resistance Fighters and more. Many of the Nazis were forced to flee Amsterdam on bikes. We briefly follow their route and then take a peaceful ride along the Amstel River, where just 70 years ago the last fighting in the City of Amsterdam took place.
Private tours are available 7 days a week. We are often fully booked, so an advanced reservation and a deposit are preferred.
All our private tours are on high quality Electra Townie Bikes.
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." - Ernest Hemingway