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Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

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1239
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.01
From
$34.01
Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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* A traveler said: "Arthur was our guide. He was passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. He was engaging with our group. The point of this tour was education and we felt the emotional impact. We went with our two adult children. Thank you."


Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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3101
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$32.81
From
$32.81
See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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* A traveler said: "We had s great time yesterday. The tour guide and bus driver made it special. Enjoyed the quaint towns and the various demonstrations on wooden shoes cheese making and of course stroopeafels."


Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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300
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.41
From
$48.41
Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
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* A traveler said: "Loved this tour! Just the right amount of time. Our tour guide, Rae, was wonderful and the tour was limited to 8 people so it was really like a semi-private tour. Highly recommended."


Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour

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155
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
Bypass the lines at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and admire van Gogh’s works with your very own private guide. Gain priority access and explore the highlights of the museum, home to the world’s biggest Vincent van Gogh art collection. Let your guide introduce you to sublime masterpieces such as ‘Sunflowers,’ learn the significance of some lesser-known paintings, and see pieces by artists who influenced his style, such as Gauguin and Monet. A perfect introduction to the museum and the great artist’s life and work.
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* A traveler said: "My tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed the conversations, references and her own personal stories. She educated me so much and I got to know art from a different perspective"


Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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121
  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$213.76
Price varies by group size
From
$213.76
Price varies by group size
Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
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* A traveler said: "Angelo was a great guide. He gave us so much information and the museums would not have been worth it without knowing the history and stories of the art. You can tell Angelo loves what he does and I highly recommend this tour and him as a guide!"


Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

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41
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.62
Price varies by group size
From
$102.62
Price varies by group size
Save valuable vacation time with this skip-the-line ticket to the Rijksmuseum and a private tour. Traveling with a dedicated guide means you'll be able to move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions as you admire Dutch masters' best works from medieval times through the Golden Age. Highlights include works from van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
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* A traveler said: "Anna was a great tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly, going early was great since we avoid the crowds around the Rembrandt pieces, a great experience overall."


Anne Frank Walking Tour & entrance to the Jewish Cultural Quarter

Anne Frank Walking Tour & entrance to the Jewish Cultural Quarter

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87
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$53.70
From
$53.70
Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter is a significant city landmark with a unique past, but fully appreciating its World War 2 history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Gain insight into the experience of Anne Frank and other Jewish residents on a walking tour, and benefit from included admission to the Jewish Historical Museum and National Holocaust Museum for a deeper understanding of the city’s Jewish heritage.
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* A traveler said: "Anne Frank walking tour was very interesting and informative. Only disappointing thing was not being able to visit Anne Frank museum as could only book online and nowhere was this mentioned. Glad we went on the walking tour."


Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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270
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$17.90
From
$17.90
Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
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* A traveler said: "Seeing the city from a different perspective was worth the trip by itself. It also provided an audio description with the provided headphones."


Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam

Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam

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143
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.60
Price varies by group size
From
$34.60
Price varies by group size
Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam on this private sightseeing tour of the city’s hotspots, culture, and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
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* A traveler said: "Arunabha was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our tour! He gave us a great history of the city and many interesting facts."


Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

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239
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.63
From
$65.63
Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable was Juliette. Would highly recommend this tour especially with her"


Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

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704
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$82.33
From
$82.33
Discover the buzzing nightlife and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighborhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown, and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
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* A traveler said: "Martin was our guide and to say the least, he was very good at his job. He knows EVERYTHING about sex and drugs and was eager to share. He had a good sense of humor and his jokes were good. We learned alot about the politics, health care, benefits, and exactly how the free drugs and legal sex works. Very fascinating."


Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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406
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.76
From
$41.76
Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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* A traveler said: "Tour was great. Mathias was a great guide for taking us around the city. Very informative and learnt a lot about the culture and history of Amsterdam and how it has become what it is today. Would defiantly recommend."


Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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209
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$106.20
From
$106.20
Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
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* A traveler said: "Very informative tour and he speaks very good and easy to understand English. He is very friendly and knowledgeable."


Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Sex Worker Guided Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

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35
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.73
From
$47.73
Discover Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District during this small-group guided walking tour. Led by a sex worker, this tour sheds light on the often misunderstood area that has made Amsterdam so famous. She explains all about her job, how prostitution functions in the Netherlands and more while you stroll along the canals and alleyways of the area.
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* A traveler said: "Felicia was great and very transparent. We learned a lot and felt a lot more knowledgable about safety in the red light district."


Amsterdam's Jordaan District Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Jordaan District Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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612
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$103.81
From
$103.81
Discover the delectable bites and cultural highlights of Amsterdam’s sophisticated Jordaan district on a culinary walking tour of the enclave. With an expert epicurean guide, visit local foodie hotspots to sample enticing delicacies like smoked sausage, creamy Gouda and pickled herring. Delve into the rich culinary culture of the Netherlands with your informative guide and enjoy an alternative experience of Amsterdam as you discover places off the conventional tourist trail. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 fellow food-lovers.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour was really fun. The time flew by! The food was a great offering and all was tasty. The BEST part though was the history lesson, the stories, and our guide so full of character."


Amsterdam Alternative Culture Walking Tour with Local Food Sampling
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$26.25
Get a flavor of Amsterdam’s famous coffee-shop culture on a walking tour with a local guide. Stroll through Amsterdam's narrow lanes and squares and dip two bohemian coffee shops to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, savor delicious local snacks (own expense), and learn about the history and cannabis culture in the city. Upgrade to include more coffee shops, food tastings, and neighborhoods.
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* A traveler said: "We were a small group and the lady guide lovely! We had a lot of fun, really liked the bitter balls and the experience overall. Like walking around with a group of friends"


Small-group Dutch Food and History Walking Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

Small-group Dutch Food and History Walking Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

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78
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$113.36
From
$113.36
Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through the historical Jordaan district, during which you stop at eight distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go.
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* A traveler said: "Fantastic day today walking and eating with Thijs! Thijs navigated us through the beautiful neighborhood of Jordan where he shared a deep understanding of the local food scene and history. Be sure to go hungry. The food served was all local, diverse, and high quality. The shop owners were friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this tour!"


Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Small-Group Day Trip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Small-Group Day Trip from Amsterdam

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62
  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$133.64
From
$133.64
Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
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* A traveler said: "We booked this tour by chance on Internet, after reading all the good reviews. This trip was very excellent! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. He was also our car driver, and a boat driver LOL We had a very good time, thank you!"


Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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86
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
Get a fascinating introduction to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on this 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour, with skip-the-line access. Avoid the main lines with your professional guide, and discover the major works and interesting lesser-known pieces of this troubled, 19th-century Dutch artist. Gaze at the legendary ‘Sunflowers,’ see his last work completed before his death, and admire other masterpieces as your guide sheds light on the different periods of his work and the landscapes, locations and people that inspired him. An ideal first-time insight into the museum and van Gogh.
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* A traveler said: "Ciara was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic! She brought great energy, passion and education to the tour. Her knowledge and intricacies of Van Gogh, his life and art was superb. We really enjoyed this tour with Ciara and appreciate the education and insights she gave."


Bus tour to Volendam, Edam and the Windmills incl. Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Bus tour to Volendam, Edam and the Windmills incl. Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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9
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$81.14
From
$81.14
If you want to leave the tourist traps in Amsterdam behind for the day, hop on this bus for a guided scenic tour of the Dutch countryside. Experience the churning windmills in Zaanse Schans, watch craftspeople at work, the cheese weighing house in Edam, and the seaside village of Volendam. A knowledgeable guide will teach you all about Dutch culture.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area. She talked about the different culture between Volendam and Edam and pointed out interesting historical features in architecture, etc. The windmills were my favorite part of the tour. They are so typical of what I expected to see in Holland!"


Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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104
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.72
Price varies by group size
From
$84.72
Price varies by group size
Explore Amsterdam the way it was meant to be seen—by bike! On this private tour, hop aboard a quality rental bike and follow a local guide on a personalized tour of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, scenic paths and iconic attractions. It’s a great way to soak up the sights and atmosphere in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities.
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* A traveler said: "Sebastian was awesome!! Really nice guy and super knowledgeable about the city. He really took the time to show us Amsterdam in a personal and informative way. It's the smaller detailed things you learn with a knowledgeable guide that makes all the difference in the world. I've been to Amsterdam before but he had me see it in a brand new light and helped my wife really appreciate the city for her first visit. Can't say enough about what a great tour it was. Defiantly ask for Sebastian if you do one of these private bike tours."


Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

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25
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
From
$120.16
Price varies by group size
Get acquainted with the artistic masterworks inside Amsterdam's iconic Rijksmuseum on this guided tour that includes skip-the-line access. Sail past long lines outside of the museum with your priority-access pass and begin discovering the magnificent oeuvres displayed within. Delve into the history of Holland’s artistic heritage with your expert guide and see collections by world-famous painters like Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt during your enriching tour.  
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* A traveler said: "So worth doing. We are a family of four and were the only ones on the tour with Ilaria. She was a great guide and explained the background and context of paintings and artists that was memorable and really brought the paintings alive."


Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans Guided Day Tour with attraction THIS IS HOLLAND

Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans Guided Day Tour with attraction THIS IS HOLLAND

  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$134.24
From
$134.24
See all the Dutch icons such as the tulips in the Keukenhof, windmills, cheese and clogs at the Zaanse Schans. Experience the beauty of Keukenhof Gardens in bloom on a guided tour from Amsterdam in the company of an expert guide and travel by a comfortable bus. Experience the most famous bulb region, passing through remarkable flower-filled meadows. In the afternoon continue to the windmill village Zaanse Schans and see all the other dutch icons such as windmills, cheese and clogs. Experience a spectacular 5D Flight Experience over many must-sees the Netherlands has to offer! Fly like a bird and admire the famous Amsterdam canals, the Wadden Sea, the Veluwe and more from the air. A truly breathtaking experience for all ages! Amazing special effects - such as wind, mist and scent - stimulate all your senses and this makes you feel like you are really flying through the clouds. Be surprised by the beauty of the Netherlands and fall in love with the feeling of flying.
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Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

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Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

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45
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$138.54
$153.93
$15.39 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$138.54
$153.93
$15.39 savings
Price varies by group size
Enrich your knowledge of Anne Frank’s early life on a private 1.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam-Zuid. In this wealthy residential area, you’ll visit Anne Frank’s family home, first school and the shop at which she bought her famous diary. As you listen to commentary from your knowledgeable guide, you’ll discover fascinating facts about the young writer and receive undivided attention throughout the private tour. Relish the opportunity to customize your tour and conclude with a warming cup of coffee before bidding your guide farewell.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour guide! Daphne was phenomenal and we had a tremendous time learning about Anne Frank’s life."


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