No tickets to the Anne Frank House? This experience provides a great alternative! Before your Virtual Reality (VR) experience of the house, you'll travel back in time with us to Amsterdam in WWII. We start by walking through the Jewish Historic Quarter. You'll learn about Amsterdam’s rich Jewish history by passing landmarks - each with its own unique story. Feel the emotion and hope of the Jewish population during the dark days of the war. We end at a cafe to experience in VR how Anne and her family lived in hiding between 1942 and 1944. Our journey starts with a short introduction on why the first Jews fled to Amsterdam to avoid persecution in the 1600's. We then explore further into the Jewish Historic Quarter. We pass the Portuguese Synagogue, the city's oldest park, our favorite street, the Dutch theater, monuments, memorials, and several other hidden gems. We tell stories and show pictures that will make history feel within arm's reach. We end the tour at our favorite cafe where we treat you for a coffee. This is when we dive into the VR experience. Through this medium, you avoid the crowds at the museum to enjoy a more personal experience of the Anne Frank house. This tour focuses on the acts of resistance, as well as how the events of the past have shaped the city today. Rather than a somber story of loss and sorrow, our tour's theme is tolerance and hope.
Want a private tour for your group or family? Send a message or search for amsterdamexperiences.nl :-) My name is Stephan, I have lived in Amsterdam for 15+ years, and I organize private tours in and around Amsterdam together with my friends. After a career in online marketing, I decided to switch careers and do what I like best: showing people the undiscovered nooks and cracks of the city. Together with Vince and Guido I am running this unique, personal, and engaging experience. Vince: Combines his deep historical knowledge with years of experience in public speaking. He has lived in Amsterdam for 11 years. Guido: Born and raised in Amsterdam, right next to the Anne Frank House. He combines his passion for the city with a life of writing theater, comedy, music, and screenplays.
Freshly Brewed Coffee (or any other drink you might want)
Virtual Reality Headsets to discover the Anne Frank House by yourself
This experience starts with 1,5-2h walking outside in the Jewish quarter (with several stops). During the experience we will see several Jewish landmarks from the outside like the Portuguese synagogue (1675), the Dutch Theater, and various other landmarks. We stop at a local cafe for coffee to get further acquainted. This is where you'll 'visit' the Anne Frank House in Virtual Reality.
Be prepared, we will walk about 3 km (2 miles) and it can be rainy. Visit http://amsterdamexperiences.nl for a private tour Instagram @amsterdam.experiences