More and more guided tours are available in Rotterdam, but there are not many guided tours on the Jewish history of this city. www.joodserfgoedrotterdam.nl offers these tours. What is different?
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1. You will be guided by a historian and native Rotterdammer who is writing for over 9 years on the Jewish history of this city and is conducting research,
2. The tours are “of the beaten track”,
3. Custom-made tours are possible, but we need more time to prepare these tours.
4. In English, German and Dutch
Which tours are available right away?
Tour 1 / Hofplein and surrounding
This tour starts near the Hofplein and tells about the history of days gone by. This tour is a shortened version of tour 2. This part of Rotterdam was taken down between 1910 and 1940, but the people left important tracks in Dutch history. 45 min
Tour 2 / West and Centre
We walk along important locations in the Jewish history of Rotterdam and we conclude with the story of the vanished history. 90 minutes
Tour 3 / Jewish entrepeneurs
From Kop van Zuid to Kralingen. History of the Port of Rotterdam, Pincoffs, Loods 24 and Jewish Kralingen. 120 min
Tour 4 / north of CS
This ‘new’ neighbourhood of the 30s. The traditional neighbourhood was torn down and this part of the city was build. With the location of the last synagogue before WOII. 90/120 min.
Tour 5 / Jewish Katendrecht
The story of a special part of Rotterdam. What can we tell about the 2nd World War in this part of town and the Jewish entrepreneurs before, during and after the 2nd World War. A visit of the site of Loods 24 and the Childrens Monument can be added. 90/120 min.
Tour 6 / The oldest traces
The Zandstraatbuurt and surroundings was the location of the first settlement, but streets as the Oppert and the Botersloot were important for Jewish Rotterdam. Even the first Sefardic cemetery is close. 90 minutes, start on the Coolsingel near Hofplein, end at the Coolsingel near Schiedamsedijk. As of the 13th of May 2018.
When we have enough time to prepare we can make custom made tours. Enquiries here.
Tours in Amsterdam
We also guide in Amsterdam. For more information: link.
We can guide in English, German and Dutch.
We offer custom-made tours
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