Experiences with Trigger Tours
Not sure how this is top rated. Guide turned up late and was rather blasé about keeping the group waiting. Got the impression they had somewhere else they want3d to... read more be. The rest of the tour felt rushed and like the guide was going through the motions. Would have been better just walking around the area myself.
June 22, 2022
Ugh. We were given a tour of the city, but not much that really related to the Jews. The guide was not terribly knowledgeable--just a visiting student from England... read more whose studies don't include Jewish or Dutch History. Also, the guide gave misinformation about visiting the Portuguese synagogue (she said it was not open for visiting when it is actually part of the Jewish Museum ticket) and she didn't take us into the synagogue or the museum, both of which are spectacular. They weren't even mentioned as options. The guide also failed to mention the Holocaust Memorial Wall by Libeskind, one block away from the tour starting point, but she did take us to the much less impressive spiegel memorial located in a dog park. Watching the dogs was, in truth, the best part of the tour. Most of the old Jewish quarter was destroyed so there really is quite little to see on the long walk to the Anne Frank house (which we didn't see because the inside is not part of the tour). There appear to be other excellent Jewish tours in Amsterdam.
Don't spend your money on this one.
June 19, 2022
Such an interesting historical tour about the Jewish people and World War 2.
Our guide Jonathan knew a lot about it and was also friendly and polite, with respect for... read more everything that happened.
A must-do during a visit to Amsterdam
June 19, 2022
It was ok but not really much about the red light districts or coffee shops. If you just read about the red light district and walk in your own it... read more would be better. Our guide was good but the tour itself was meh.
June 18, 2022
Its a very good private walking tour given to us by Tour guide Katherine. She is very knowledgeable, as well as kind. We highly recommend this private tour of RedLight... read more District with her if you are a family with a minor. She showed us a different perspective of the Red Light District.
June 15, 2022
We had Craig as our tour guide and he made learning about this district soo much fun. He was funny but knowledgeable and was just all around a good time.... read more I would highly recommend booking this tour.
June 13, 2022
Catherine was an excellent guide! The tour was Super informative on the history of the red light district. She answered any and all of our questions... read more and has a totally open attitude towards everyone. We had a great time and would highly recommend this tour.
June 13, 2022
It was a pretty good tour and our guide was great but I think the price is a little high for the tour. Meeting at the departure location was somewhat... read more of a mess and a sign for the guide could have been helpful
June 13, 2022
Max was amazing! Our two hours walking tour was very informative and full of fun stories. We got to know the history of Amsterdam, the history behind the remarkable buildings... read more and some hidden gems, why the architecture is the way it is, and the etiquette around the city. I would highly recommend touring with him, he is a real local pro.
June 13, 2022
Me and my son really enjoyed this tour with our guide James. He was very knowledgeable and showed us many sights we would not have discovered without this tour. His... read more Jewish background made him the perfect guide for this tour.
June 8, 2022
This tour is a great example of 'too good to be true'. The price is low, so we booked this tour, but the quality is also a lot lower than... read more several other tours we did in Amsterdam earlier this year.
The guide was much too late, only told us some basic information and was also quite rude to some of us. So not recommended.
June 4, 2022
Very interesting and sometimes emotional tour, considering everything that happend with Anne Frank and the war. Our guide, John gave us a lot of information about the history and the... read more background. A must-do if you are in Amsterdam and like to know about culture and history.
June 3, 2022
James, who is originally from New York and has a very interesting background having grown up in the US before serving in the Israeli army and then moving to Amsterdam... read more where he has lived for 15 years, provided a wonderful and informative tour of the Jewish Quarter. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided both an informative overview of the history of the Jews in Amsterdam and life and death during World War II. I would highly recommend this tour.
May 21, 2022
Fascinating dive into Amsterdam's history with the Holocaust and the Jewish Quarter. Learned so much about how the Jewish people navigated the Nazi regime in its assault on Jews. Our... read more guide, Jun or Jon, was a history major and very informative.
May 20, 2022
We had a wonderful afternoon with Michael, who was not only a great guide but also great company. The tour took us to beautiful old bars we would never have... read more found on our own, a microbrewery and beer emporium. Traditional Dutch snacks were provided alongside the beer - along with historical information, quirky stories and the odd burst of singing! We loved it.
May 19, 2022
Our tour with Guido was excellent. The itinerary took us to interesting places that we would have missed on our own and the delivery was both informative and engaging with... read more a real depth of knowledge and empathy for the subject matter. We would definitely recommend this tour.
May 18, 2022
Our tour and our guide were amazing! Very informative. The guide was able to answer all our questions.
It was definitely woth a trip and I would recommend it... read more to anyone who would like to learn about Amsterdam and the history of the Jewish people that lived there and what happened with them during the war.
May 13, 2022
Michael had a great personality. He was knowledgeable about the history, which he incorporated into our tour. I feel he went above and beyond his required duties. We had a... read more great time and would highly recommend this tour!
May 12, 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Tour pace was easy with lots of points of interest demonstrating Amsterdam’s unique history and experience as a captive nation of Nazi Germany. I... read more felt like I understood better the history of Amsterdam and her people.
May 5, 2022
Very nice and great tour! The guide showed us many places where you easily can come by bike.
The bike riding is also a great means of transport for... read more Amsterdam, because they are everywhere. It was a little bit heavy traffic because of the great weather so you have to watch out for the trams and cars. And it’s very unique for a tour. The guide is friendly and had almost all the answers to our questions. We would recommend it to everyone and had a blast together.
May 3, 2022
Very interesting and informative tour! What a moving story about Anne Frank and the Jewish people! Our guide, Michel also shared some tips about restaurants after the tour, which was... read more very nice.
May 2, 2022
We had the pleasure to be guided by a wonderful, local tour guide. He made the times and places of Anne Frank's life come alive and he related them all... read more to modern culture and politics. It was an experience that was informative and captivating.
April 27, 2022
The private tour guide shared that it would take too long to drive the 10 minutes from the airport to Keukenhof because of traffic, and we had to convince him... read more that we wanted to visit the location we paid for, and he eventually agreed. The guide did not have tickets to Keukenhof and had to drive to his house to get them, which lost us more time, and by the time we made it to Keukenhof we were informed that it did not leave enough time to visit Giethoorn. We got only half the tour we paid for. We were only in Amsterdam for a day, and it was absolutely disappointing to be stuck driving around the city instead of visiting places we wanted to visit.
April 24, 2022
Friendly and informative. The tour guide took time to explain the many areas of Amsterdam and history. Equipment well maintained. Bike riding in this city is not for the faint... read more of heart. You will need to be in moderately good shape and the crowded bike paths made it somewhat crazy on busy streets. If you enjoy getting out for both exercise and seeing parts of the city this is a great introduction.
April 21, 2022
The tour was amazing. Stephan is a local and his knowledge of the city was so helpful in understanding what we were seeing. The food is a wonderful add-on, but... read more the experience made the tour worthwhile.
April 5, 2022
Stan was our guide and he was excellent. It was a tour that stayed respectful of the group, which included a cpl 20 year olds and their parents. ... read more He was willing to spend more time in some areas (fun local bars) more than others. Ended up with a fantastic dinner recommendation, and a place to buy some local spirits. Thanks.
April 3, 2022
This was a wonderful tour! Our guide, Stan, tried to customize the tour based on our beer preferences. He took us to some hidden gems we really enjoyed visiting. Highly... read more recommend it!
March 28, 2022
Such a beautiful tour! All the lovely flowers and the authentic village Giethoorn. Really beautiful! We had a very friendly guide, who told us a lot about the history.
A... read more must if your are visiting the Netherlands!
March 12, 2022