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History Trips

St. Gilleshof 36, 1066 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 42531061
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Brilliant and informative tour of Market Garden/Arnhem battlefield

One of the most enjoyable and insightful experiences I have ever had. Our guide, Murk, brings real... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shane W
Operation Market Garden

Murk really knew his subject and he provided our group of five with a detailed picture of the the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Our tours are very much personalized because they are limited to 8 persons and guided by a qualified historian. Enjoy Amsterdam in the Golden Age (walking tour). Starting from Amsterdam, other tours discover the Middle Ages, WWI, and WWII. Examples of trips: A day in the Middle Ages (Bruges or Castle tour), Battlefields of WWI (Ypres), Retrace the Battle of Arnhem (Market Garden 1944).
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most enjoyable and insightful experiences I have ever had. Our guide, Murk, brings real passion and knowledge to the tour - the battlefield comes alive.

Thank Shane W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Murk really knew his subject and he provided our group of five with a detailed picture of the the battle. We were left with vivid images of various sights especially the British landing grounds in Arnhem. The area was massive and Murk was able to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic day. I have been on many tours with loads of different guides but this is different altogether. Murk is the ultimate professional - a historian who will put everything in to context and let you come to your own conclusions. His tour...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I could not be more pleased with our Market Garden tour. We did the British / Arnhem sector. Murk picked us up at our hotel, braved the rainy and snowy weather with us, and gave us an excellent tour. Throughout the day he took us...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Two day tour of the Hurtgen forest battlefield with Murk. He is really knowledgeable about the battle which highlighted the huge waste of life in a battle that is not often spoken about. We visited sites like the dragons teeth, pillboxes etc which help bring...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I contacted Murk late notice to get a better understanding of where I could see parts of Huertgen Forest - where my grandpa had fought in the battle. He unfortunately informed me that he was not available for any tours, etc at that time. However,...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A trip exploring a not very well known but very interesting battle. Murk once again (we already did the brilliant Market Garden tour with him last year) proved to be an excellent guide. He has a lot of knowledge about the battle and the battle...More

Thank Nick V
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

My husband has studied World War II for 50 + years. We had the opportunity to go to Amsterdam and he decided to do a market garden tour highly recommended by trip advisor. We contacted "history trips" and set up a full day tour with...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Being World War II enthusiasts and having toured a number of battlefield sites in Europe, my wife and I were aware that the World War II Operation Market Garden Battle made famous by the HBO series Band of Brothers and the movie A Bridge Too...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The best way to experience the battle that around and in Arnhem. Murk provides an excellent guided tour of all the action giving a true sense of the entirety and personalities involved, not just at the bridge itself. Murk doesn't just recite history, which he...More

Thank Craig J
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Following is contact info I have. Murk is pretty much in demand and fortunately I booked 6 months in advance last year. Good luck. History Trips St. Gilleshof 36, 1066PZ Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)20 6 83 98 38... More
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Go to the web site: The email is on the site and Murk will email you back.
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we booked a special history tour with murk. It was only our familly and related to our family in Zwolle. The tour was just awesome, Murk is wonderful. He picked us up in Amsterdam and went several places in relation to... More
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