Did you know that both this site and www.joodsamsterdam.nl are made by the same historian? Let him take you through the hundreds of stories but now on the locations where they happened. More and more guided tours are available in Rotterdam, but there are not many guided tours on the Jewish history of this city. What is different with our tours?
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1. You will be guided by a historian and native Rotterdammer who is writing for over 12 years on the Jewish history of this city and is still conducting research,
2. The tours are “off the beaten track”,
3. Custom-made tours are possible.
4. In English, German and Dutch
Which tours are available right away?
Tour 1 / Hofplein and surroundings
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 who lived here left important tracks in Dutch history. 60 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 – 105 minutes
Tour 3 / Jewish entrepeneurs
From Kop van Zuid to Kralingen. Jewish History of the Port of Rotterdam, entrepeneur and politician Lodewijk Pincoffs, memorial-site Loods 24 and Jewish Kralingen. 120 min
Tour 4 / north of Central Station
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 that was opened 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 memorial-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 and streets as the Oppert and the Botersloot were important for Jewish Rotterdam. Even the first Sefardic cemetery in Rotterdam is close. 90 minutes, starts on the Coolsingel near Hofplein, ends at the Coolsingel near Schiedamsedijk.
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.
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