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Anne Frank Walking Tours

Guided Tours of Anne Frank's Amsterdam

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Learn more about the life of Anne Frank

Photograph used with permission from the Anne Frank Foundation


Join local guide, Jeroen, and get to know the neighbourhood where Anne Frank and her family lived.

Follow in Anne’s footsteps as she walked to everyday places in her life and see the locations that played a part in her childhood.

Also, hear stories of what Amsterdam was like during World War II, told by an experienced guide who grew up in the same neighbourhood.

This tour is available in English and Dutch, each day.

Join our walking tour and learn more about the tough lives of Anne Frank and her family.

In preparing to make my first visit to Amsterdam (from the United States), this walking tour was one of the most anticipated activities I was looking forward to. I have been an Anne Frank fan since I was a kid, and the opportunity to see locations that were important to the individuals involved in the story of the Secret Annex was overwhelming. From seeing Margot and Anne’s schools, to the bookstore where the famous diary originated, to the pre-hiding residences of the van Pels and Frank families…every few steps brought our tour to a spot with an incredible story. Not only were the sites we visited incredibly fascinating (and moving), but our tour guide, Jeroen was better than I could have ever hoped. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the lives of the individuals, but he illustrated the history of the area during World War II. He is a gifted storyteller, but he also makes the tour feel very personal; his tours have the feeling of a casual conversation. He is incredibly warm and welcoming as well as passionate about the topic. If you are only slightly familiar with the Frank family’s story, you will still enjoy this tour. But if you are a huge Anne Frank admirer like me, you simply MUST take this tour with Jeroen. You will NOT be disappointed. The next time I find myself back in Amsterdam, you can bet I’ll be signing up to do it again. - Ryan Cooper, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

My sister and I loved the Anne Frank walking tour yesterday (July 5, 2022) with Jeroen. Jeroen was so knowledgeable and my sister and I learnt so much. It was emotional to see where Anne grew up, and went about her life/school, and what should have been a normal childhood. It made the book diaries come alive in our imagination, you really felt close to her. And to see where her dad purchased her diary from was just incredible. I would highly recommend this tour, it’s in the open air, no queuing, it’s fascinating and it’s so real. We loved it!!! 10/10 Ms. K.A. Smith, Amsterdam (UK)

Thank you for the interesting Anne Frank Tour we were lucky to be part of a few weeks ago. We fully enjoyed the great insights our guide Jeroen Van Nes shared with us through a mix of historic anecdotes, personal memories and general information about Amsterdam. It certainly was a very insightful way to explore this amazing city! -Lorenz & Georgette Schmid, Switzerland (CH)

We took the Anne Frank Walking Tour with Jeroen and enjoyed it very much. His knowledge of the historical facts of the subject and the area, made the tour very interesting. We would not hesitate in recommending him as a tour guide to any future travelers and we would look you up again if we ever came to Amsterdam again. You met our expectations of this tour and more. Thank you, -Lorraine and Walter Kapko

Mr. van Nes’ tour was a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. He is the perfect companion to a visit to the Anne Frank House. I have always wanted to see the places mentioned in her diary. I could not find such a reasonable tour until I stumbled on to his website. His communication was great and he met us at the tram stop. The 1.5 hour tour was very informative and much easier than trying to find those places on our own. I highly recommend it! -Christin Whitehead

My son (11) and I booked the walking tour with Mr van Nes on our short trip to Amsterdam. We wanted to get some insight into Anne Frank’s life before she and her family went into hiding. My son had learned about WWll at school and was eager to learn about the Dutch perspective as well. We were not disappointed. Mr van Nes is a very friendly man with lots of knowledge about WWll, the Jewish community in Amsterdam and Anne Frank in particular. You could tell that this was a subject close to his heart and he answered all our questions patiently and elaborately. He also showed us old pictures of places we visited with him which made a great impression on my son. The tour was interesting throughout and my son said that he learned a lot afterwards. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Anne Frank’s life in Amsterdam and it is also a beautiful walk through this impressive city away from the tourist crowds. -Ms. Stefanie Gaisser

Thank you ever so much for your excellent Anne Frank Walking Tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. You have so much to offer because you grew up in the area and you explain all the fine details in good English as well. You also showed us some amazing photographs and pictures and literature you carry on you as a file. It was very fulfilling indeed. Keep up the good work. Kind regards. - Dr. and Mrs. Govender. Cape Town, South Africa.

"De wandeling met Jeroen is geweldig om mee te maken. Je leert niet alleen veel over het leven van Anne Frank en de plekken die voor haar belangrijk waren maar je kan ook met al je vragen over de oorlog bij hem kwijt. Het leuke is dat Jeroen graag het gesprek aangaat en ook open staat voor andere ideeën en feiten. Naast de verdiepende blik op de oorlog leer je ook veel over de Rivierenbuurt en haar architectonisch en stedenbouwkundige geschiedenis. De ontdekking van een nieuw stukje Amsterdam voor mij! Grote aanrader dus." - H. S., Deventer

Op zaterdag 12 oktober zijn mijn man en ik samen met een bevriend stel door Jeroen rondgeleid in de Rivierenbuurt. Het was een informatieve wandeling waarbij Jeroen ons veel kon vertellen over onder andere de architectuur van de buurt. Daarnaast was het leven van Anne Frank en het leven van de Joden in de periode tussen 1920 en 1950 een rode draad in het verhaal. Bijzonder om meegenomen te worden in een aaneenschakeling van gebeurtenissen en om te proberen te voelen hoe het geweest moet zijn in die tijd. Jeroen had foto's bij zich en documentatiemateriaal wat het beeld versterkte. Jeroen is een prettige verteller met kennis van zaken. Dank je wel voor deze ervaring. -Edgar en Ada Houben, Haarlemmermeer

Vandaag 1 december 2019 hebben we tijdens een rondleiding het schrijnende verhaal gehoord over de tijd van Amsterdam voor en tijdens de oorlog in de Rivierenbuurt. Daarmee het verhaal en de geschiedenis van Anne Frank en haar sociale omgeving. Waar het achterhuis de plek is geweest van haar schrijnende laatste jaren, daar geven de straten en de wijk een kijk op haar leefomgeving in Amsterdam. We hebben ervaren hoe haar leven had moeten zijn en wat haar ontnomen is. Het is een absolute aanrader om dit verhaal verteld te krijgen. Met dank aan Jeroen van Nes. J.H., Amsterdam (Rivierenbuurt)

We highly recommend this tour. When you’re in a different city taking a tour there’s many things you look for and Jeroen van Nes certainly fulfilled everything and more we expected of a Tour Guide. We truly enjoyed the tour he gave us and he was extremely knowledgeable of the area not only giving us a lot of facts but willing to answer many of our questions along the way and truly knew much of the life of Anne Frank and carried with him a book of many fascinating pictures. The tour was not only informative but fun and if you have time restraints, he can adjust the length of the tour for you. We highly recommend this Anne Frank Walking Tour of Jeroen van Nes Mary & Jack Viadero of Boca Raton Florida

Dear Jeroen, Thank you so much for the excellent tour on Sunday (October 16, 2022), for me and my mom Denise. We absolutely loved it, you are a fantastic guide and brought Anne Frank's story alive for us. I've just left a review on Trip Advisor, and we have shared your details with our friend Meg C., who is visiting Amsterdam in a few month's time with her family. Thank you again for a superb experience.

Thank you so much! Here's my review…(participated in the AFWT July 18, 2023) We had a wonderful tour with Jeroen. He has such a depth of knowledge and personal experience growing up in the neighborhood. He's so personable and a pleasure to spend time with! There were so many landmarks we would have completely missed on our own - connecting it all and seeing it in person drove home the reality, and tragedy, of Anne Frank's life during WWII. I completely recommend the tour for other's looking for more than simply visiting the Anne Frank house.
- Stephanie B., San Francisco USA

Jeroen was an excellent guide and gave us a terrific tour of Anne Franks’s neighborhood growing up. He met us at the meeting point in a timely manner and took us around to all the sites related to her upbringing. Jeroen was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and engaging - I would strongly recommend this walking tour! Eric R., Florida USA (tour done August 19, 2023)

Dear Jeroen, Thank you for the excellent Anne Frank walking tour today! (April 3, 2024) You provided a great depth of knowledge of the life and times of not only Anne Frank, but her family, friends and community. For us, completely new to the subject, it gave us a great insight into the history of Amsterdam. You were also a friendly and attentive host which made the experience even more special! Thank you! Martin and Donna Uglow (United Kingdom)

“We very much enjoyed our time with Jeroen. He is an authentic source of information about this area. History came alive for us and we learned details that we would have missed if we were not on this guided tour.” Patty, USA (April 21,2024)