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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam 1001 PL, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 5 310 310
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Ranked #35 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Jewish Museum of Amsterdam is more than just a museum about religion it is history, religion and culture all rolled into one. Included on the museum card they offer a free audio tour of the museum. I have a degree in Jewish studies so declined the audio tour - thus can't comment on it. You start your exploration of... More

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice bright museum with lovely photos. Interesting to be able to taste some Jewish snacks at the cafe.

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connecticut
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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As a secular Jew with little interest in the religion, I had no interest in what is a series of impressively done photos of orthodox life in, I guess, Amsterdam. There's also info about a synagogue. For observant Jews or anthropologists (which is probably what I should have tried to be, but I had miles of touring to go before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Built within 3 synagogues so architecturally I found it interesting. The ticket is valid in the Portuguese Synagogue (a 5 minutes walk) which I found fascinating. Very inspiring exhibition on Schonberg (the composer), nice coffee shop and cakes. Good exhibition of the life of Dutch Jews before 2nd world war. In particular appealed to me a series of professional photographs... More

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RISHON LEZION ISRAEL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The jewish museum was uninspiring and its seems as if the purpuse was to explain what is the mening and practices of being a jewish more than the historical unfolding of the jewish community in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The rooms devoted to kids were original and interesting and we enjoyed our stay with our 4 years old son.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After what had become a tour of "look this is where a bunch of Jews died" historical spots all over Europe, it was so refreshing to come to a museum which helped my kids understand that Jews *live*. The Kids' Museum at JHM is second-to-none. My kids prepared challah in the kosher kitchen with a lovely guide and really loved... More

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Portuguese synagogue opens at 10.30am so visit using the combined ticket and you will be ready to visit the Jewish museum when it opens at 11.0am. Bothe are wonderful examples of how the Dutch assimilated the Jewish immigrants both from Spain (Sephardic) and Poland. There is also a good bookshop and excellent small restaurant in the basement. .

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Pordenone, Italy
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We went to the Jewish Museum at Christmas time. There was so much to be learned, they had a lot of information on the older original temples, they had a lot of information on the first Jewish families in Amsterdam. The exhibits were beautiful and moving. The exhibit with the current (post WWII) life of the Jews in the Amsterdam... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The price of the ticket included a free ticket to the Portugese synagogue across the road. The exhibitions were interesting, although the numbered exhibits in the case didn't seem to always match up on the information card so got a bit confusing. There were a number of touch screens explaining various aspects of Jewish life, celebrations and so on and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice combination of the Jewish history in Amsterdam, a children museum about Judaism and a nice synagogue . The ticket include also a pass to the next by Portuguese synagogue which worth it as well.

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