Excursion

Anne Frank House & Jewish Historical Museum

An important thread in Amsterdam’s historical tapestry, Jewish culture has been a part of the city for centuries. Surely the most poignant and tragic years were during World War II, when Jews fled Nazi Germany to take refuge in the city’s small rooms and attics. This half-day outing offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life during times of both war and peace.

  • Code
    AMS-J
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Strenuous
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    18 & above
  • Duration
    Approximately 4 hours

IMPORTANT: Due to recently imposed ticketing restrictions, this excursion's departure times and confirmation is tentative only; actual confirmation by the Anne Frank House will only occur within two weeks of arrival into port and is not guaranteed, as well as subject to cancellation at any time. Your understanding is appreciated.

From the pier, enjoy the transfer aboard your air-conditioned motor coach to the Anne Frank House, the hiding place where the young Jewish girl shared a cramped space with seven other refugees and revealed her intimate secrets to her dear friend and diary, “Kitty.” During your visit, you will see the diary, as it is among the original objects on display in this house-turned-museum.

Your introduction to Jewish life in the Netherlands continues with an exploration of the Jewish Historical Museum. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s former Jewish quarter, the museum was established some 70 years ago, yet only found its permanent home in the synagogue in 1987. Viewing its collections, you will learn about the many aspects of Judaism in the Netherlands. 

Following your intriguing museum experience, follow your guide on a walk through the city’s historic Jewish area, during which you will have a chance to contemplate the Hollandsche Schouwburg, the city’s monument commemorating the 104,000 Jews who did not return to Amsterdam after the war.

Return to your Crystal ship after this moving glimpse into Amsterdam’s past.

Important Notes:
As this excursion involves walking along cobbled and uneven surfaces, as well as steep stairs inside the Anne Frank Museum, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or physical limitations. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.