Anita studied Art History at the VU in Amsterdam and has vast knowledge about Dutch (Jewish) history and art. She gives tours in Dutch, English and Hebrew and is specialized in working with people who are visually impaired, families, and people within the autistic spectrum. Coming from a Jewish family, the traditions and her family history made her move to Israel. After living in Israel for 4 years, she returned to Amsterdam. She has also been active in the Amsterdam Jewish community as a board member of the Jewish schools.
Roser studied Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, spending one academic year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam where she fell in love with this city. She spent two more years pursuing Voice Over and Drama Studies in different Catalan cities before making Amsterdam her home again. After a decade working in tourism, she became a tour guide in 2012. Her focus was first on the History of Amsterdam but it now has spread to the rest of The Netherlands, its glorious past, its vibrating present and its promising future. In 2013 she began guiding curious minds through the Jewish History of Amsterdam and she now works at one of the city's museums related to the Jewish persecution in World War II. Her passion to bring History, Art History, Architecture and current facts to interested learners has inspired her to follow a course to become a National Guide of The Netherlands as of 2019. During this academic year she has expanded her knowledge about Dutch and Flemish Art History, focusing on both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. And because the shape of the country tells a lot about the shape of the Dutch past, present and future, Roser also enjoys discovering the Dutch landscapes on her bike.
Before moving to Amsterdam, Yuli worked for 15 years as a tour guide in Israel, specializing in Jerusalem. She worked with families, adults, school programs and IDF educational projects, all coming to Jerusalem to explore this unique city and absorb its deep values of religious tolerance and cultural diversity. Yuli’s field expertise in recent years was the Ultra-Orthodox society (Haredi) in Israel. She developed close contact with Haredi neigbourhoods in Jerusalem and organized open conversations between Haredi people and visiting groups, to help visitors learn about the special way of life practiced by the Haredi. Now that Yuli lives in Amsterdam, her tours here tell the Jewish story of this beautiful city. The general history of the city is intertwined with the Jewish history, thus Amsterdam is called Mokum (meaning ‘place’ in Yiddish) by the locals. Beginning with the arrival of the first Jews to Amsterdam 400 years ago, through their rich religious and social-economic life over the centuries, the tragic story of Amsterdam Jews in WW2 and the revival of the Jewish community in the Netherlands today, Yuli aims to trace the narrative of this historical and contemporary community on her tours.
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West India House and Amsterdam Canal Belt
Nieuwmarkt, Waag, and Rembrandt House
Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt's The Nightwatch