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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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Ranked #34 of 303 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam.... more » Owner description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Three permanent exhibitions present the history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions, the museum always offers two great temporary exhibitions and the fun JHM Children's museum. « less
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Sunbury, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to, shows history of Jewish history in the Netherlands. Has great audio device which actually works and gives extended, easy to understand information on displays if required. Has sections on Holocaust but much more involving Judaism and the Jewish arrival in The Netherlands. Has a terrific gift shop with many interesting books

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

its good not much in there, I wouldn't pay for it but it was good for part of the Amsterdam card, storage for suitcases aswell which was good

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This presentation certainly didn't dwell on the Holocaust the way many presentations tend to. It was not an apologetic approach to a religion that has suffered so extensively in Holland as Judaism has. It did relate the longer term involvement of Jews in the Netherlands beginning in the1600's and speaks of many of those who were of import during the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A quiet museum showing how and when the Jewish people arrived in Holland. It also shows some of the horror of WW2.

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although comparatively "small" for a museum, the collection is vast and one could easily spend an entire day getting caught up learning about the history of Jewish Amsterdam (dates back to at least the 1500s) as well as marvelling at the remarkable collection of Portuguese (Sephardi) influenced Judaica. The visit is much enhanced by the free audio device (available in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Given the rich and interesting history of the Jews in Amsterdam, I allocated a couple of hours to visit to the Jewish Historical Museum expecting a comprehensive and detailed display. I was out of there inside an hour. It's not that the exhibits are not well presented - they are! There's just too few of them. One synagogue is dedicated... More

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Middletown, md
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did not have a lot of time. Fortunately we were able to see most of the main exhibit. The museum is very small and there is a lot see. I really enjoyed the layout and the photographs on display.

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Usa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Situated in the old jewish quarter and in the buildings that housed 4 synagogues, this museum is very well planned and easy to follow wether you are jewish or not. We learned a lot not only about the history of the jews, but also the history of Amsterdam relating to the jews. My visit to Amsterdam wouldn't be complete without... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Jewish museum in Amsterdam is a top-class museum. The exhibitions on the history of the Jews in Holland are extremely well organized and educational.The history itself is fascinating! Great audio tour. Definitely worth a visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was an absolutely great museum. I went with my partners parents and we were i there about two hours and i probably could have stayed longer. The details were in-depth and informative, the snippets of interviews,etc were an excellent addition. It really involved you with the story. I like Museums that make you think and this certainly does that!!!!!

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