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Jewish Historical Museum

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Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 0310
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Description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed...
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.
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Great museum but closes early at 5pm. Would have preferred more time. Lots of interesting information on Jewish culture and history. Well presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great museum but closes early at 5pm. Would have preferred more time. Lots of interesting information on Jewish culture and history. Well presented.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have found this museum very informative and creative. I really enjoyed visiting and highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning Jewish heritage.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a wonderful small museum. It is an hour to 1 1/2 hour visit. Very well organized and very educational. Beautiful art in addition to the expected artifacts, etc. Visit this museum - a great learning and cultural experience for all faiths.

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Although it's a very interesting museum, too much of it consists of simply information boards. If I want to read that much I'd rather do it sitting down. Despite that I learned a lot of things and I certainly advise to visit the museum for people interested in Jews in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This impressive building contains not only a comprehensive history of Jewish people in the Netherlands but the wider Jewish experience. The Sephardi Dutch community was very prominent from 17th c and, though the population is somewhat reduced today, Jewish life burns bright, not least through that very fine football club, Ajax, where owners and supporters have traditionally been drawn from... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Jewish Historical Museum with parents and partner, all had the Dutch Museum Card so free entrance. The museum is a bit curious as it is located in an old synagogue with a lot of small hall ways. Not necessarily what you'd expect in a museum. The synagogue is beautiful inside, if not a bit dark. The exhibition is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very interesting and well presented items of historical interest..a lot to get through so leave enough time. Interviews with survivors and old film footage are available, Entry includes Portugese Synagogue,across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This one gives you a good understanding to Jewish practices and their history in Amsterdam. It is so informative and so much to see at a point that I feel overwhelmed because I have been in the museum for 3 hrs but still haven't yet finished. Turn out I had to skip a part of it. It is interesting though... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Well presented museum. With the free audio guide, you learn far more than you would by just reading. The first part, in the Great Synagogue is a bit tricky to navigate as there really isn't any order indicated, so it is up to you. I may have missed a few displays, but still picked up some information. After that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A view of the Jewish population here since the 1500's with special treatment of the World War II happenings. Artifacts intermingle with interviews of survivors.

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The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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