Win Tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, Including a Free Stay at the Iconic Hilton Amsterdam

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We’re gearing up for MyHeritage LIVE, our 2nd annual user conference, which is less than three months away! The conference will take place in Amsterdam on September 6–8, 2019. Join hundreds of family history enthusiasts from around the world for a weekend of illuminating genealogy and DNA lectures, as well as hands-on workshops.

Register now to reserve your spot

Amsterdam is a city steeped in history. Founded in the 13th century as a fishing village, it grew rapidly as a center of trade in the Middle Ages. With a current population of over 800,000, Amsterdam is home to many interesting history and art museums and the Amsterdam City Archives, the largest city archive in the world.

This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton Amsterdam, the hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously staged a “bed-in” for peace in 1969.

We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win 2 free tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, plus a one night stay during the conference in the very same hotel room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in back in 1969.

In March of 1969, a white Rolls Royce drove up to the Hilton Amsterdam and John Lennon and Yoko Ono emerged. After booking suite 702, they proceeded to remove all the furniture from the room except for the bed. Thus began their famous “bed-in” for peace. This year marked the 50th anniversary of their week-long protest.

To enter our competition for a chance to relive one of the most talked about moments of the 20th century, all you have to do is tell us which historical aspect of Amsterdam you’re most excited to explore while attending MyHeritage LIVE 2019. Share your answers in the comments below.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on June 30, 2019. The winner will receive one night’s accommodation in suite 702 at the Hilton Amsterdam and 2 free conference tickets to MyHeritage LIVE (valued at over € 1500).

Good luck!

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  • Farida Zeynalova


    June 11, 2019

    Most definitely Anne Frank House. I missed out the last two times!

  • helen pope


    June 11, 2019

    the anne frank house of course

  • Laura Stephenson


    June 11, 2019

    I would love to do some travelling with my mum who is due to retire in September. She’s not been to many places away from home in her life and she would love the opportunity to go to Amsterdam, as would I, we would love to go see the Anne Frank museum

  • Kelsi-Lyn Smith


    June 11, 2019

    The archives. I would absolutely love a chance to see the archives!!

  • Paul R. Smith


    June 11, 2019

    Visiting Anne Frank’s museum and looking at other aspects of Amsterdam that are of historical relevance.

  • Raymond Peat


    June 11, 2019

    I would like to know more about the history of the tulip and in particular Tulip Mania by visiting the rijksmuseum.

  • Connie L. Hute


    June 11, 2019

    My late husband was a Navy man and we lived in Scotland for three years during his tour of duty. Our twin sons were born there in 1973. They of course have dual citizenship and one spent his honeymoon touring Europe. Being parents of newborn twins and having one child 2 years old restricted the possibility of further touring Europe due to finding someone to look after them. Raising three children under 2 years old was more than a full time job. My husband’s Naval service took him away a great deal as it was during the Vietnam Conflict further keeping us homebound. I would love to see Amsterdam since we never got to when we lived in Scotland. My husband passed in 2006 with cancer so I am a widow. I have never remarried. I am a 69 year old retired nurse. My most dearest wish would be to see the area where Anne Frank lived and grew up in. I read the book in history many years ago and would love to see the area.

  • Michael Harris


    June 11, 2019

    Got to be Anne Frank’s house. We’re losing so many people who can really remember what life was like during those days of tyranny. We all need to visit such places and think.

  • Ann Rosser


    June 11, 2019

    I would like to take a canal cruise and visit the Anne Frank house

  • Clarissa Giese


    June 12, 2019

    I would love to see where my parents lived. My father was from Amsterdam and my mother from Delft.

  • CJ Uberto


    June 12, 2019

    Amsterdam has so many historical places to visit, but there are three that seem most poignant and must-see. The Portuguese Synagogue, the Homomonument, and the Anne Frank House all remind us of the results of oppression and atrocities. While I love museums of art and beauty, I feel we need to remember so we never repeat.That’s why I would especially want to visit these historical places.

  • Lene Mari Nielsen


    June 12, 2019

    I would like to visit the rijksmuseum.

  • Scott Ehrlich


    June 12, 2019

    Would be interested in paying respects to Anne Frank’s house,
    Visiting Van Gogh museum, and visiting the Jewish Quarter for starters.

  • Allan


    June 12, 2019

    Th Rijksmuseum and architecture all over the city!

  • Tracy Shand


    June 12, 2019

    I’m looking forward to exploring areas in Amsterdam where my great grandparents lived.

  • Nancy wedin


    June 12, 2019

    I Would love the chance to visit Amsterdam. It would be awesome to visit Ann Frank’s house and all of the other beautiful sites around this amazing city.

  • Ali Atay


    June 12, 2019

    The Anne Frank house would be interesting and also the archives

  • Andrew Fleming


    June 12, 2019

    I think a visit to the Ann Frank’s House/Museum must be a highlight of my visit to Amsterdam.

  • Julia Gilbert


    June 12, 2019

    I would see where my Grandfather was during WW2. As a chaplain in the Canadian military he was there with the allied forces. I would also like to see Anne Franks house and reconnect with a friend I have only seen once in the last 22 years.

  • Jo Swearingen


    June 12, 2019

    I’m from America’s Dairyland, and I want to visit the cheese shops! Gouda, Beemster, all the creamy goodness.

  • Liv Marit Haakenstad


    June 12, 2019

    I had liked to see the marriage records for some of the Norwegians who married in Amsterdam between 1601-1800, according to this article. https://www.opam.no/nettutstillinger/nederland/en/history/nissen

  • Nancy O’Brien


    June 12, 2019

    Would love to visit the Anne Frank house and also see house the city has changed since my last visit in 1981.

  • Anne Ramon


    June 12, 2019

    I’d love to share the beautiful sights and sounds of Amsterdam with my fellow Genies! How wonderful to have such a fascinating conference in such a beautiful city!

  • Hetty Lima


    June 12, 2019

    I’m excited to visit my Grandparents and Great grandparents Graves in Amsterdam! My father emigrated to the US in the 50’s

  • Joanne Barton


    June 12, 2019

    I would love to spend a day biking around the canals.

  • Mike McClellan


    June 13, 2019

    Anne Frank museum

  • Sheelin Prinzinger


    June 13, 2019

    I would love see the canal system and dam. I love great feats of engineering.

  • JANY FRY


    June 13, 2019

    Anne Frank House is the most significant

  • Linda Stevens


    June 13, 2019

    I would love to see the Rijksmuseum, especially since it was recently renovated, and I’d most want to see the Vermeers, especially those that haven’t traveled to the US. I’d also like to see the Van Gogh museum.

  • linda j lemons


    June 13, 2019

    mine would be the fulfillment of a dream since i read the diary of anne frank as a child. i have always wanted to go to amsterdam and visit her home

  • Carole Steers


    June 13, 2019

    The Anne Frank museum / house, take a bike tour around the city and enjoy the city with my genie mates 🙂

  • Lynda Purdy


    June 13, 2019

    Would love to visit the site of the offices of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie), as it has to be the company that has had the greatest effect on world history.

  • Doretta Irwin


    June 13, 2019

    I’d love to see Anne Frank’s home. Thank you for the opportunity to register!

    My sister lives in Amsterdam. It would be a bonus to see her.

  • אתי הרץ


    June 13, 2019

    I’ve never been to Amsterdam. If someday I’ll go there, the very first things I’d be interested to see would be an amazing city’s architecture, the Amstelpark and definitely the incredibly old botanical garden Hortus Botanicus.

  • Maeve Rogan


    June 13, 2019

    I’d love to visit the Rijksmuseum.

  • Elizebeth Lawson


    June 13, 2019

    I would love to see the Van Gogh Museum and anywhere that was inspiration for his paintings. I have several reproductions on my walls and art books of his work!

  • Alexey Shabinskiy


    June 14, 2019

    Hi! So I want to see a room number 702 in Hilton Amsterdam .

  • Janet Hardcastle


    June 14, 2019

    Canal cruise and a visit to the Anne Frank museum and house

  • Richard Hill


    June 14, 2019

    The Anne Frank House

  • Nora Quinlan


    June 14, 2019

    Why I would love to go to Amsterdam: tulips, bicycles, canals, and Dutch heritage including the Vermeer Museum. I would love to visit the home of Anne Frank as well and Rembrandt’s house

  • Nancy Myers


    June 14, 2019

    The Anne Frank house!

  • David Kathan


    June 14, 2019

    I would love the free tickets and one-night stay in that room. The historical spot I would like to visit is the movie theatre where I watched Easy Rider when I was 14 (note that I did not meet the age restriction, but I looked older) while visiting Amsterdam as part of a study group in 1970.

  • David Oseas


    June 14, 2019

    The Rijksmuseum. I visited when I was in Amsterdam in 1989, but had only a couple of hours to spend there.

  • Anne Young


    June 14, 2019

    The great art at the Rijksmuseum

  • Viacheslav


    June 14, 2019

    I’d like to travel by canals a lot. I’ve heard they are awesome in Amsterdam.

  • Eleanor Ryan


    June 14, 2019

    I would love to visit the Anne Frank house

  • Pierre Gendreau-Hétu


    June 14, 2019

    I’d first want to see the progress with the Amsterdam Time Machine Research Project and then the real thing in the archive!

  • Melissa Ellis


    June 14, 2019

    Herengracht District, The Stedelijk, Portuguese Synagogue, Hortus Botanicus, Singel, Herengracht,
    Jordaan District, De Inktpot, a bicycle, the sun to shine, a cafe to sit and have a glass of wine and people watch.

  • Linda Murray


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to explore Amsterdam’s historical canal system on a boat cruise with my husband. We will be celebrating 30 years of marriage on September 2nd and that would be a fantastic anniversary trip!

  • Mark Misunis


    June 15, 2019

    The Heineken Experience!

  • Jamie Schütze


    June 15, 2019

    Amsterdam’s artistic history is of particular interest to me, and I’d make time to visit its museums to draw inspiration from masters of the past. I’d also enjoy the opportunity to make new memories … memories from meeting new friends and fellow genealogists and family historians.

  • Brandt Gibson


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to see the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam. I love visiting old buildings and churches, and this one is hundreds of years old!

  • Toni Johnson


    June 15, 2019

    The canals, the Rijksmuseum, The Royal Palace

  • Jean T


    June 15, 2019

    I would like to visit the Rijkmuseum.

  • Susanne Paradis


    June 15, 2019

    To visit the Anne Frank house.

  • Pam Kalbfleisch


    June 15, 2019

    Compared to how young my country is, the old history of Amsterdam appeals to me most. Anything 17th century or earlier would pique my interest. That, and to watch some Dutch field hockey club matches!

  • Yoram Igael


    June 15, 2019

    I would like to see as much as possible museums and famous places in Amsterdam, the canals, the markets, the restaurants and more

  • Carol Briam


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to visit the Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum)

  • Emma Gilheany


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to stand in awe and wonder and admire the outstanding architecture, whilst envisaging going back in time, to what it was once like being an inhabitant of old Amsterdam…..dreaming…..

  • Cindi Foreman


    June 15, 2019

    As a genealogist AND an artist, I would love to visit the Rijksmuseum (a museum that wants you to put your camera aside and sketch their collection instead https://hyperallergic.com/256575/rijksmuseum-asks-visitors-to-stop-taking-photos-and-start-sketching-the-art/ ) as well as visit (and sketch) the architecture all over the city!

  • Judith George


    June 15, 2019

    I would live to visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank house

  • Steven Lawson


    June 15, 2019

    I would like to visit the rijksmuseum

  • Krista Noble


    June 15, 2019

    Like many others I’d want to explore Anne Frank’s house. Her diary had a huge influence on my childhood understanding of fairness and sacrifice.

  • Marcy A Hardin


    June 15, 2019

    An amazing city. Returning after 50 years will be an adventure in itself – my age now and the changes that happen to any city. I’ve pulled out my souvenirs, pictures and brochures of museums, Anna Frank house and scenery.

  • Allen Herrod


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to visit the Anne Frank house to see where she spent 2 1/2 years with her family hiding from Nazi persecution. I would also love to visit the Rijksmuseum.

  • Michelle Collins


    June 15, 2019

    For me it’s the food, the bikes, the canals and the architecture. Lovely city.

  • Marianne Szabo


    June 15, 2019

    I have Dutch ancestors and Amsterdam has been on my bucket list for years. Aside from genealogy, I’m most interested in the museums.

  • Raelene Poustie


    June 15, 2019

    My husband and I would love to go and see ( and stay in ) suite 702 in Hilton Amsterdam and of course Anne Frank house. But the historic buildings such as The Begijnhof of Amsterdam and The Wooden House would be amazing to see.

  • chet szerlag


    June 15, 2019

    In terms of exploring historical Amsterdam, following are my thoughts:

    1) I think a private tour of the Rijks museum would be at the top of my list….
    2) I would also like to do a boat tour of the canal system if that is possible, and
    learn more about how the city keeps the water at bay, so speak!

  • susan lozinski


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to see the Nieuwmarkt!

  • Mary Scrudder


    June 15, 2019

    The archives would be my first choice of places to visit. (I’ve got dutch heritage and it would be exciting to research from the country’s perspective)

  • Ricki King


    June 15, 2019

    The house with the noses. I find it interesting they who the people are from a house built in 1600’s. Along, with canals.

  • Ralph W


    June 15, 2019

    Sounds great. Would like to go back and visit the places i visited 59 years ago, including Anne Frank place.

  • margaret Walz


    June 15, 2019

    Although I am interested in ANYTHING Beatles, the Ann Frank House and all of Amsterdam is a place I have wanted to visit ever since I read The Diary of Ann Frank (age 12). The MYHeritage Live conference is full of wonderful speakers, some of whom I have wanted to hear for a long time. Thank you for this opportunity to enter the contest.

  • VIRGINIA MILLER


    June 15, 2019

    I would look forward to the Rijksmuseum and learn about the canals & windmills. But most of all the opportunity to meet others interested in genealogy. I have been listening to the Genealogy Guys Podcast and am in the process of figuring out how to transfer my GEDCOM from ancestry to myheritage. There is so much to learn!!!

  • Cindy M


    June 15, 2019

    As A City Planner, I love both historic and ultra-modern architecture. If I could only pick one building, it would be the Rijksmuseum. My second choice would be a historic church – most likely the De Krijtberg – Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk

  • James Walz


    June 15, 2019

    Why wouldn’t one want to visit Amsterdam? Ann Frank’s house, The Van Gogh Museum, and of course, Room 702!!!!

  • Barbara Coulter


    June 15, 2019

    Anne Frank House. Such an important part of our more recent history.

  • matt walz


    June 15, 2019

    Amsterdam should be on everyone’s “bucket list.” Ann Frank’s House, The Van Gogh Art Museum, the tall people, and of course Room 702 are my top priorities for visiting Amsterdan.

  • Cathy


    June 15, 2019

    Well, if I were to win tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, I would want to visit the Rijksmuseum. The museum reflects the many Dutch painters’ works throughout history. Additionally, I would like to visit the city of Delft, where the famous Delft pottery is made. And while I realize that tulips will not be in bloom at the time of the conference, I would love to see where they are farmed.

  • Michelle Sproson


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to see EVERYTHING! The history-the beauty and the culture.

  • Ruth


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to see the tulip fields and everything Holland is know for. In the 80’s I visited the Anne Frank house, but I would love to visit everything with my new spouse. We recently married on our 22nd anniversary.

  • Joanne Krajeski


    June 15, 2019

    I never got a chance to visit the Anne Frank house and I’d very much like to pay my respect.

  • Stephen Dyer


    June 15, 2019

    My wife and I have always wanted to visit the Rijksmuseum

  • George E Valko


    June 15, 2019

    Would love to help find for my wife her earliest known ancestor, Georg Probatski/Probosco who lived in Amsterdam before settling in New Amsterdam/New York in the mid-1600s.

  • Debra Doepping


    June 15, 2019

    Ann Frank house and I would love to take a canal tour, to get an overview of the city.

  • Lois Wilson


    June 15, 2019

    The museums

  • Terri L Sturgill


    June 15, 2019

    Much can be said about a country’s history by seeing how its leaders lived and recorded it. The Royal Palace would have to be my 1st choice pick in Amsterdam. Same reason, I would pick museums for my #2 priority.

  • Peg Walz


    June 15, 2019

    I want to see Ann Frank’s House, Room 702, Van Gogh Art Museum, and anything related to WW II.

  • Carol


    June 15, 2019

    I have spent much time unearthing my own ancestry which is primarily Norwegian, French, Irish and Scotch. I have spent no time on my husband’s ancestry, and would be thrilled to do it where his ancestors lived. My husband’s grandfather left Amsterdam at age 17 with no money in his pocket and no other family members. To be able to meet his relatives would be incredible.

  • Carole Walsh


    June 15, 2019

    I would like to visit Amsterdam in order to visit the museums and learn about the history of the area. Our family has numerous ancestors from the Netherlands and we would like to learn more about the culture and people who reside there.

  • Paul Albert


    June 15, 2019

    I would love to ee the canals and the Anne Frank house.

  • Trevor Rix


    June 15, 2019

    I would like to take the 1-Hour Luxury Canal Tour starting at Anne Frank House.

  • Lois M Wille


    June 15, 2019

    I want to revisit the resistance museum, the Jewish museum for what they have added and the science museum, plus the great food!

  • Liat A.


    June 15, 2019

    The Portuguese Synagogue, one of the most important legacies of the vibrant Jewish community in Amsterdam.

  • Diann La Rosa


    June 15, 2019

    Begijnhof, Amsterdam

  • ROB WARTHEN


    June 15, 2019

    The historical aspect of Amsterdam I wish to explore is the simple architecture and beauty of the engineering feats that makes Amsterdam what it is.

  • Norah Schneider


    June 15, 2019

    I studied the Holocaust for 9 years during my PHD and wrote my doctoral dissertation on it. Amsterdam is one of the cities on my list of places to visit to follow in the footsteps who are no longer hear to tell their stories of what happened to them. I want to go to the Jewish ghetto, the cemeteries, the synagogues, the Anne Frank house, and walk where those before me walked.

  • Brook Logan


    June 15, 2019

    I’ve never been to Amsterdam so I want to see it ALL!!!

  • Nita Tellez


    June 16, 2019

    As many other applicants have likely chosen, I would like to be able to visit the home where Anne Frank hid during WWII. I, myself, am not Jewish but I am very interested in the plight of the Jews during and after the war and have read several books on the subject. It all started with reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” many years ago.

  • Tracy Collins


    June 16, 2019

    I would love to take walking tours around Amsterdam’s neighborhoods to learn more about the history and see the architecture and canals.

  • Iva A Green


    June 16, 2019

    I would be most excited to explore the spectacular 17th century architecture and the city’s infrastructure. The churches, and the history that goes with them. Have you ever looked at a beautiful building and wanted to know more? If those walls could talk, what would they say? It could be the smallest house in town. An old abandoned building. It could be a building that has been revitalized over and over? It is the building that just calls out and says, “I want you to know me!” Who has lived inside those walls? What is their story? How did they live? What was their role inside this beautiful historical city? Did they change the lives of many? Did they just survive? What is their story? Can it be told? But just as nice, I would enjoy visiting historical museums like the famous van Gogh and Anne Frank, and amazing works of art. What if the small off the grid museums or a small off the grid cemetery? How about looking to the landscape and seeing the beautiful landscape? Such beauty! Such amazing history! Such beauty! A wonderful place to explore!

  • Thomas Vilfroy


    June 16, 2019

    Definitely the Anne Frank house for sure. Visit the historical canal systems that where used and historic protected in certain parts. And no trip to Netherlands would be complete without visiting the Lego plant!

  • KT


    June 16, 2019

    Definitely Anne Frank House, I live in New Zealand so would be the trip and opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Paula King


    June 16, 2019

    Vermeer! And Rembrandt! … at Rijksmuseum…

  • Fiona ranger


    June 16, 2019

    The Rijksmuseum to see the Night Watch.

  • Keith Wilson


    June 16, 2019

    I would look forward to exploring the historical architecture of Amsterdam through a guided tour of the canals and waterways of the City.

  • Pam Holland


    June 16, 2019

    I’d love to visit the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. I like their description that they tell “a story of exclusion, of persecution and murder, but also of rescues, survival, and solidarity.”

  • Peggy Morphew


    June 17, 2019

    An ancestor on my husband’s side was born in Amsterdam & relocated to New York, USA about 1640. Would love to visit archives, the area of his birth & of course other wonderful sights while there.

  • Patricia Lowe


    June 17, 2019

    My best friend from our college years and I would live to explore her Dutch heritage.

  • Vivian Kermon


    June 17, 2019

    Wow. I don’t think there’ll be enough time to do anything else but attend as a much of the conference as possible! But there is so much to do and to see here to feel the sense of history so relevant to genealogy.
    Anne Frank, the canals, Delft, the royal palace. So, so much.l What an astonishing opportunity to see and feel the heartbeat of My Heritage and the heartbeat of this beautiful historic city!

  • Walter Wood


    June 17, 2019

    Canal Cruise

  • Marlene Case


    June 17, 2019

    The Ann Frank house.

  • Dianne Arnold


    June 17, 2019

    Room 702, of course!!

  • Jana Honermann


    June 17, 2019

    Spending on-site time researching and learning more about my Dutch heritage. I have not found an ancestor yet who was not born in the Netherlands, primarily South Holland, Utrecht, and Friesland.

  • Bruce Bolingbroke


    June 17, 2019

    I would love to visit the Anne Frank house!

  • Sonja Nishimoto


    June 17, 2019

    I love Amsterdam! I would love to visit the rijksmuseum. It’s such an amazing city. Although I am mostly German and Polish, I recently found a few Dutch lines! So the Archive is also on my bucket list!

  • Joan Bonner


    June 18, 2019

    The Van Gogh Museum, the Ann Frankhuis, Dam Square, and Centraal Station

  • Carla Aderente


    June 18, 2019

    I would love to see the canals, the art museums and the Anne Frank museum, of course.

  • Stephanie W


    June 18, 2019

    I’ve seen the Anne Frank house, so I’d have to visit the Archives this time.

  • Stephanie


    June 18, 2019

    The archives and Rijksmuseum.

  • angela collier


    June 18, 2019

    I want to see everything. The Rembrandt Museum, the canals and the Anne Frank House. My DNA also shows a Netherlands connection so I would love to explore that connection.

  • Margaret Watson


    June 18, 2019

    The canals to get a perspective on the houses surrounding them.

  • Susan Schuler


    June 18, 2019

    I would love to attend My Heritage Live and would make time to explore the places in Amsterdam my ancestors lived

  • P. Grass


    June 18, 2019

    Whilst Amsterdam has lots of fabulous historic sites, my personal wish would be to return to the brown cafe in De Pijp, where I first met my wife

  • Anne Ruisi


    June 18, 2019

    I am registering for a chance to win the contest. Thank you

  • Doug Robinson


    June 18, 2019

    I would love to attend the conference, but more than that follow up on the history of Dutch settlement in ‘upstate’ New York. The great unexplored history of the Dutch in New York State from the Hudson Valley to the sale of farmsteads in Western NY by the consortium of Dutch doctors as land speculators. I have ancestors from the Troy area who moved west on the Erie Canal when it opened.

  • Elena


    June 19, 2019

    Anne Frank House

  • Joakim Laine


    June 19, 2019

    Anne Frank House

  • Mary Gunn


    June 19, 2019

    Would love to attend.

  • Debbie Tibando


    June 19, 2019

    I would love to take a ride down the canal and definitely visit Ann Frank’s house and museum.

  • Lorri Busch


    June 19, 2019

    While attending MyHeritage LIVE 2019, I am excited to visit de Oude Kerk, a church that dates back to 1306. This church has been front row, eye witness as hundreds of years of history unfolded. I am so excited to see the building’s architecture and stand where so much history has been made.

  • Susan Speers


    June 19, 2019

    I have always wanted to see the canals of Amsterdam and cruise on one of the small canal boats. Also – the Dutch painters led the way for so many other artists – would love to see the art collections in the city.

  • Nancy Davidge Frey


    June 19, 2019

    This will not be my first visit to Amsterdam and I hope its not my last. In the spirit of Peace evoked by John & Yoko, I would like to revisit the wonderful waterways and some of the museums and art galleries. Last time my souvenirs of Amsterdam were a pair of diamond earrings as most of the world’s diamonds are cut in that city. I wonder what treasure might find to bring home this time?

  • Christa Little


    June 21, 2019

    My family tree includes a number of early religious reformists who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 as a group. Their family had connections with other believers who spent time in Holland before leaving Europe to find greater religious freedom. I would enjoy the opportunity to do on-site research to add depth to my understanding of both the movement and my own family members. Seeing a location brings family and place names to life.

  • Rhonda Morphew


    June 22, 2019

    Anne Frank house

  • Jen Inabnit


    June 22, 2019

    I am most interested in the aspect of Anne Frank. It is part of my family. I have been to the area before, but was not able to stay for a bit.

  • Enrico


    June 22, 2019

    Amsterdam was the town i and my partner visited for 10 year anniversary of our relationship, just 5 years ago. This is the chance to visit for our 15th anniversary and to refresh our beautiful memories.

  • Debi Ropp


    June 22, 2019

    Since this past week was her 90th birthday, it would most definitely be the Anne Frank House.

  • Jan Grisdale


    June 22, 2019

    I would really like to see both the Anne Frank House and Corrie Ten Booms museum house

  • Jane Ogren


    June 23, 2019

    I would like to see all that Amsterdam has to offer including its museums, canal system and their wonderful 17th century architecture.

  • Elizabeth Bennett


    June 23, 2019

    Looking forward to visiting the Van Gogh Museum

  • Thora Casey


    June 23, 2019

    I would definitely go see the “Anne Frank Home”. I was in Amsterdam 50 years ago almost to the day, and saw it then. Now with an education, an interest in history and doing genealogy, it would be so meaningful for me.

  • Karen Gaboury


    June 25, 2019

    I am a huge fan of old churches in Europe, so De Oude Kerk would be first on my bucket list for Amsterdam!

  • Erika Saradidis-Kalmar


    June 26, 2019

    The Begijnhof (apart from the Van Gogh Museum).

  • nancy J brooks


    June 26, 2019

    There is so much to see and I’ve never been there. Anne Frank’s museum would be a good starting point.

  • Debra Etling


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to see the Anne Frank house and the archives.

  • Greg Schultz


    June 26, 2019

    MyHeritage.com is just the best! With over 17,000 ancestors, from royalty to pig farmers, we’re having the time of our lives discovering our past and preserving our future!

  • Amanda Henry


    June 26, 2019

    Historically it would be the house that Ann Frank hid in with her family. I went there when I was around 11 on a school trip. It would also be nice to visit the windmills and canals too.

  • David Ondocin


    June 26, 2019

    I’d like to explore the city canals walking and by boat.

  • Angela Sinickas Shiromani


    June 26, 2019

    The Zuiderkerk, not only because Rembrandt attended there and Monet painted it, but because of the research I’ve done “over the brick wall” for my Lutheran Timpa family from Lithuania. They simply appear in Lithuania out of nowhere in the early 1800s. I’ve looked for other pockets of that rare surname elsewhere in Europe in preceding years and found one that attended the Zuiderkerk 1665-73 when their Timp/Tijmp children were baptized there.

  • Mike Buettner


    June 26, 2019

    Van gogh Museum and Anne Frank HOuse

  • Pat Scanlan


    June 26, 2019

    Museum of Van Gogh
    and Ann Frank House

    for sure…

  • Tom Milligan


    June 26, 2019

    The Rembrandt Museum.

  • Miriam


    June 26, 2019

    The historical aspect of Amsterdam I’d be most excited to explore while at the MY HERITAGE conference would be the Rembrandt House Museum. I have always adored Rembrandt and I’d love to see the home where he lived and worked and developed his distinct style, a home that is so emblematic of Amsterdam’s unique architecture.

  • Esther Potgieter


    June 26, 2019

    Firstly I would definitely beg, steal or borrow to extend my stay. I am dreaming of losing myself in the Rijks Museam for more than the “Nagwacht”, then onto the Van Gogh Museam. I shall take a rest in Vondelpark and then onto Leidseplein for a spot of shopping. I shall have to go on a cruise on the canals to rest my hurting feet. I have a dream of myself strolling under the trees along the “Grachte” with the wind blowing in my hair. How I wish the tulips could still be blooming in Keukenhof, but Zaanse Schans with it’s impressive windmills would still blow my skirt up. I am a descendant of the Huguenots, most of whom embarked from Amsterdam on their epic journey to the Cape of Good Hope. I would like to retrace their steps at the harbour from where they departed from Europe, leaving their own families and my forefathers behind. And of course the archives!

  • Karson W Morrison


    June 26, 2019

    With my knees going bad a canal cruise seems like a great was to see some of the city and countryside.

  • James Agnew


    June 26, 2019

    The Krasnapolski Hotel! Not sure that’s the right spelling! I was a travelling back from Germany having visited my sister, with my mother and father in the 60s! I can remember the wonderful continental breakfast they served! Ah, Happy Memories!!!

  • Carolyn Syverson


    June 26, 2019

    How to pick one???? Biking, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s home, the markets, the Werf….so many things I want to do!

  • Linda Reid


    June 26, 2019

    I would love to revisit the Museum of Religion in an old canal house. I saw it very briefly on an earlier visit. I was impressed at what a balanced perspective it had on what can be a very controversial subject.

  • Robert Levin


    June 26, 2019

    Im trying to enter, to win free tickets

  • Dan Griggs


    June 26, 2019

    We want to see the seat of learning The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences established in 1808

  • Deana Dickerson


    June 26, 2019

    I want to visit the Anne Frank house. There is a deep story there

  • Diane Dwyer


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to see Anne Frank’s house and the tulip history.

  • Richard Peschke


    June 26, 2019

    I am excited to learn more about the flower markets on the canals & boats.

  • Mary Kay Somerville


    June 26, 2019

    I’m most interested in learning about the Dutch resistance during World War II. I’ve briefly read about Audrey Hepburn’s work for the resistance and visited Anne Frank’s house many years ago. Since then, I’ve become very interested in the subject and would love to explore more about it in Amsterdam.

  • Tage Ernevad


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to visit museums and Rembrandt house

  • Judy Reid


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to see the New Church in Amsterdam, as ancestors were married there and all the other sites in Amsterdam..so many!

  • David Coates


    June 26, 2019

    The Jordaan is the place I would most like to explore in Amsterdam.

  • Willard E. Jones, Jr.


    June 26, 2019

    Great event hope to make it

  • Karen Ellen Tyler


    June 26, 2019

    Would love to view the treasures in the Museum Van Loon!

  • Al Harpe


    June 26, 2019

    Would love to visit the Art Museum as I do enjoy art and culture. It is such a grandiose building as do enjoy architecture as well. Looks like such a beautiful city.

  • Bridget teresa haynes


    June 26, 2019

    I would love to see as much as I can I would be chuffed to go to the my heritage live and take my daughter we would love the experence

  • Cyndee Tovsen


    June 26, 2019

    Cemetery archives might be fun!

  • Paul Davy


    June 26, 2019

    Anne Frank House museum would be my place to visit. Her memory and all that entails must be kept alive in this world of populism.

  • Mariana Shapcott


    June 26, 2019

    The Rijksmuseum and the city architecture !

  • Chris Roberts


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to visit and explore the East India House (Oost Indisch Huis). Historically interesting!

  • Martha Fulford


    June 26, 2019

    When my now 26 year old son was 3 years old we started hearing and learning about autism. A friend gave me a copy of a poem titled “Welcome to Holland”. Throughout my son’s journey, I have carried a copy of that poem with me. The lines of the poem …… “Holland has windmills …… and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts” has always intrigued me.

  • Adrienne Roberts


    June 26, 2019

    Having had family living and working in Amsterdam for many years, when visiting I still have not visited Anne Franks house. I would be super-excited to visit.

  • Terry VanZant


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to visit Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam.

  • Jeanette VanZant


    June 26, 2019

    Anne Frank’s house and museum in Amsterdam.

  • Jan Burton


    June 26, 2019

    I would like to visit Ann Franks home and meet the man who developed the black tulip.

  • Sharon Jenkins


    June 26, 2019

    If I win 2 tickets and a stay in Amsterdam to attend MyHeritage LIVE 2019, I am most interested in learning about the history of Gin (Genever) while there!

  • Sharon Jenkins


    June 26, 2019

    If I win 2 tickets and a stay in Amsterdam to attend MyHeritage LIVE 2019, I am most interested in exploring the canals, history of Genever (gin), and museums!

  • Sonja King


    June 26, 2019

    I would love to go to a MyHeritage User Conference with my sister. We definitely would visit the Anne Frank House

  • Grant Montgomery


    June 26, 2019

    Historical aspect most excited to see in Amsterdam: Anne Frank House

  • Scott Simpson


    June 26, 2019

    I am most interested in the genealogy hands on seminar as I am trying to go deeper into finding my Irish and Scottish ancestry. This seminar would be of tremendous benefit towards achieving this goal.

  • JANICE j DIETZENBACH


    June 26, 2019

    The resistant museum

  • Roxanne Gougeon


    June 26, 2019

    I would love the chance to be able to explore the many things that Amsterdam has to offer including the sights, Anne Frank’s museum and of course research my ancestral home.

  • Rob Dixon


    June 26, 2019

    Suite 702 will be enough for me as that is very VERY special considering the anniversary.
    Luckily I have already done a lot of site-seeing and research in Amsterdam and The Netherlands.

  • Irene Douglas


    June 26, 2019

    The Ann Frank House and a canal cruise

  • Jimi Foondle


    June 26, 2019

    Sounds like a fun trip

  • Allen M. Faust


    June 26, 2019

    I would love to visit the Koninklijk Paleis van Amsterdam (Royal Palace of Amsterdam).

  • Allen M Faust


    June 26, 2019

    I would love to visit the Royal. Palace of Amsterdam (Koninklijk Paleis van Amsterdam).

  • Ton Diening


    June 26, 2019

    Amsterdam is were it all started for me and genealogy. Born down the street from the hotel, I have been searching for the last 50 years for family history, genealogy and relearning my Dutch. So the most historic part of Amsterdam for me is to walk from the Jacob Obrechtstraat past het Concert Gebouw, across the Rijksmusuem square to the Pieter de Hoofdstraat where my elementary school was. It was a real experience then and it would even be a greater thrill this year! It will be 65+ years since I made that walk the last time. The Nightwatch is awaiting in the Rijksmuseum!

  • George Rogers


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to research my Reel ancestors who came to US through Holland.

  • Peggy and Chuck Weyant


    June 27, 2019

    I was looking for my husband’s adopted out sibling, and with DNA, I found the father who raised him was not his real dad. It was quite a surprise at 73 to find that he was very much from Amsterdam from the Tillman, Tilemam and other spellings. Barney Tillman his bio dad owned 4 motorcycle dealerships in Los Angeles and my husband Charles Weyant was raised just 45 minutes from his home. It is quite apparent that Barney never had a son and always wanted one to work in his stores. As it is my husband is a motorcycle guy too and has 4 of his own. There is one sibling that he has met, Debra Tillman one of three daughters of Barney Tillman and the only one left in the immediate family. I also have some DNA relatives that came from Netherlands, so it would be very exciting to see where our lives began from the Tillman, and my family. My heritage has been very helpful, while we figure it took me about 900 hours to find my husbands deceased father. A very bittersweet experience, but happier to find out the truth, and meet a new sibling. We would cherish this opportunity. Charles (Chuck) and Peggy Weyant

  • kevin shelp


    June 27, 2019

    I am a retired police officer working on the Shelp family tree. My relatives are from Amsterdam. I have never been to Europe so this would be a great trip to explore this great country and look up relatives.

  • Scott Eccher


    June 27, 2019

    Cannot find link to register for free tickets

    • Esther


      June 27, 2019

      Hi Scott,

      By commenting below, you are automatically entered in our competition.

      Good luck!

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Deborah Anderson


    June 27, 2019

    Amsterdam, the biggest historical incident is discovering that I had ancestors from the Netherlands and would be able to discover connections. It said one, but I consider Van Gogh historical and would attempt to get tickets to share with my students! #MyHeritage Live 2019 #competition

  • Debbie Thibert


    June 27, 2019

    The city’s, the museums, the countryside, how can you choose just one to explore. It’s time to see this beautiful country in person, not just in pictures!

  • Erin Abbott-Smith


    June 27, 2019

    I would be most excited to explore Dam Square!

  • Tim Henry


    June 27, 2019

    I’d like to visit the church of St. Nicholas

  • Kevin Zwyghuizen


    June 27, 2019

    The Anne Frank house and the archives.

  • Carol Niewinski


    June 27, 2019

    I’m a big fan of windmills and tulips. That’s what I’d hope to see for REAL.

  • Don Costello


    June 27, 2019

    I’d love to retrace my father’s footsteps as a member of the 1928 USA Olympic contingent in Amsterdam. Visiting the stadium where he and other fellow track athletes posed for an awards ceremony picture, which is in my possession, would be a thrill.

  • Kelly Young


    June 27, 2019

    De Oude Kerk! I love walking through old buildings! This is in my bucket list!

  • Kathryn Wesenberg


    June 27, 2019

    It would be a dream come true, and the information would help so much with my research!!

  • Charlotte


    June 27, 2019

    Would love to explore old town and just soak in the culture and history in the everyday…… of course a trip to the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House would have to be included as well

  • Bob Hagen


    June 27, 2019

    Van Gogh museum and the Anne Frank house of course.

  • Dawn Ingles


    June 27, 2019

    Anne Frank House

  • Kristen Feifert Clark


    June 27, 2019

    On pondering the question on which historical aspect, it is impossible for me to pick. Amsterdam has an incredibly rich physical and emotional history. I would be excited to have the chance to experience it and take in all that I could.

  • Peggy Jude


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to visit the Rembrandt museum!

  • Jerry Brown


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to see Rijksmuseum

  • Janette Magne


    June 27, 2019

    I would love ro visit the Jewish quarter, the Art museums and the famous windmills.

  • Michael


    June 27, 2019

    Would love to see the Anne Frank house. I remember reading the book in school and wondering about the house.

  • Marguerite Kelly


    June 27, 2019

    It sounds so interesting, DNA tells us know we are more alike than we think

  • Becky Grenfell


    June 27, 2019

    I am a gardener, so a windmill tour of the surrounding countryside will be very high on my ‘must do’.i

  • Joy Cairncross


    June 27, 2019

    Oh how I would love to attend the My Heritage Conference that would be amazing and informative and much appreciated as I’m so interested in my heritage and ancestry .I find my discoveries fasinating they make me feel proud and stronger within..Amsterdam is known as one of the best cities in the world to visit with so much to offer and see. I would love to experience the beautiful city taking in the famous sights and museums .I would love to experience Dutch traditions and culture as much as possible during my stay..hope my dream comes true…
    Joy Cairncross

  • Susan Rogers


    June 27, 2019

    The Rijksmuseum, one of the great museums of the world, with the famous painting Night Watch by Rembrandt.

  • Becky Grenfell


    June 27, 2019

    I am a gardener, so a Windmill tour of the surrounding countryside will be one of my ‘must do’ day trips.

  • sj dannon


    June 27, 2019

    walking around the canals, taking in the sights of the architecture and (i imagine) flowers? from there i’d go shopping and just enjoy the culture & bask in the sunshine 🙂

  • Ira Karasik


    June 27, 2019

    I have been to Anne Frank house my last visit to Amsterdam.
    But my cousin who lives there also recommended The Joods Historisch Museum, because she knows my interest in history of Jews and holocaust.
    And, of course, to touch the history of music world in room #702

  • Herbert Holmes


    June 27, 2019

    My heart has always loved to be able to find my family

  • Patricia Wallace


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to take a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam.

  • Ron A Walker


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to attend the My Heritage 2019 Event in Amsterdam in September. The history of this city is unique, historic and sometimes turbulent.
    My favorite aspect to explore is the area where Anne Frank hid during the invasion of the Nazis during World War II. Her story of courage, brave friends who helped their family, and her last days would be improved for me by actually observing the situation she and her family endured in hiding as Jews wanted by the Nazis.
    In addition, my father was there in World War II as part of the Canadian Army who eventually helped to free Amsterdam from the Nazis.

  • Cassandra Agard


    June 27, 2019

    Just enjoy the sites, people and favor of another part of the world.

  • Theresa Newman


    June 27, 2019

    There are so many things I would love to visit in Amsterdam. I think my number one is art and architecture, starting with the Rembrandt House Museum. I would be so excited to go to a biographical museum and learn about a Dutch master. I know so little of the Netherlands and I have never been there. Every single thing would be exciting to me!

  • Melinda rackham


    June 27, 2019

    Foe me Amsterdam is an energetic city of exchanges. I can almost feel centuries of rumors and trade tips replicating up and down the coffee house lined-canals as exotic goods were bought and sold, and philosophies and scientific inventions passionately debated. It’s a centre of diversity, tension, tolerance and freedom.

  • Joan Kaaihue


    June 27, 2019

    My husband and I are now senior citizens and haven’t traveled much because we were raising 4 children. Two were his from a previous marriage and two were mine from a previous marriage and they all ended up in puberty at the same time. Trust me, it was a zoo!!!! Also, we were both in the Army (that’s where we met) at the same time which gave us even less time to do anything with the kids or with each other. We have now been married 41 years. While in Amsterdam we would like to enjoy a canal trip, visit museums about Rembrandt and enjoy his masterpieces and , enjoy their restaurants and any special events. Of course we would like to visit The Hague and Leiden and the home of Anne Frank and not to miss any festivals they might be having. I will keep my fingers crossed. How wonderful it would be.

  • Inda Evans


    June 27, 2019

    I want to see Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. It wasn’t there last time I was in Amsterdam 50 years ago. Sounds like fabulous fun.

  • Dai


    June 27, 2019

    Would love to see all the Historical museums… that would be brilliant.

  • Joan Kaaihue


    June 27, 2019

    I hope my ideas about what I would like to see in Amsterdam went through. Some of what I listed were the museums especially Rembran

  • Melissa Coulter


    June 27, 2019

    Rijksmuseum, of course! ❤️

  • Monica Wynne


    June 27, 2019

    Would love to see the largest city archive in the world.

  • Tom Holmes


    June 27, 2019

    I’d love to see the Stedelijk Museum

  • Anne Mathas


    June 27, 2019

    Rembrandt Museum is my favourite

  • Anne Mathas


    June 27, 2019

    I Amsterdam is a must see

  • Wendy egen


    June 27, 2019

    Anne Frank’s house, and just the fields and windmills ,love to ride a bike and enjoy the the Dutch sun .I’ve never been to that side of the world before:)

  • robin black


    June 27, 2019

    Biking around the canals, meeting locals, and visiting the museums would be a dream come true!

  • Trish Felix


    June 27, 2019

    The many museums that Amsterdam has to offer!

  • David Dodd


    June 27, 2019

    This would be great. I don’t remember the number times I flew through Amsterdam airport Kuwait to US and back and never left the airport a tour. Now ten years after I retired, would be great.

  • Carol Bell


    June 27, 2019

    I’d love to come to Amsterdam from New Zealand for the MyHeritage LIVE conference because my husband’s relative was shot down over Amsterdam in 1941 and there is a memorial to the plane and its crew just north of Amsterdam at Landsmeer.

  • Abdur-Rahim Rahmaan


    June 27, 2019

    The WINDMILLS Of Amsterdam, as Well as The Maritime Trading Guilds.

  • Barry Saxon


    June 27, 2019

    Thanks to MyHeritage I have been able to discover a great deal about many of my relatives who were murdered during World War II and I have been able to find family, some of whom live in the Netherlands. Of course, I would want to visit the Anne Frank house, but I would also have to meet some of my newly found family.

  • Sue Lambert


    June 27, 2019

    I would love to explore the canal belt in Amsterdam.

  • Susan B Harty


    June 27, 2019

    I want to see Homomumemt.

  • William O’Connell


    June 27, 2019

    Soak up some culture in Museumplein

  • Karin


    June 27, 2019

    Just being in Holland and seeing, feeling, smelling what all that place has to offer.
    My senses would go into overdrive and I would be totally happy.

    BUT, mostly, I want to be at the conference and hopefully learn how to search for my biological father’s side of the family… That would give me great joy and peace.

  • Wayne Thomas


    June 27, 2019

    The maritime history of Netherlands interests me and I believe there is a great museum in Amsterdam. Also the Van Gogh Museum would be a must.