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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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Ranked #38 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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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I found that there was a lot to absorb when visting the museum and the Portuguese synagogue. I would make this the last stop in your afternoon tour. It is quite extensive and could take awhile.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorite museums and I spent 3 hrs here. The lower portion of the museum has the whole history of the Jewish faith, which I found very interesting and I learned a lot. Interactive exhibits as well. There was a fantastic photography exhibit on display while I was there. I admit, I am not a huge... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This museum is made up of four Ashkenazi synagogues, the main one is the Great Synagogue built in 1671, The museum presents many artifacts, pictures, paintings covering the history of the Jews in Amsterdam with sections according to time periods. There is an audio guide in different languages that is very useful. Admission is 12 euros for adults which also... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best Jewish Museums I've had the pleasure to visit. Lots of interesting info about Jewish life.

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London, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museum has exhibits that educate one about Judaism as well as the experience of Jews in Amsterdam at various times in history. the art shows what life was like. The special exhibit that was on of photographs by Vishniac were quite moving and worth seeing.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a much better experience and learned a lot more by visiting Jewish museums in Budapest, Prague, and Rome. Confusing layout here. Nice to see the old Portuguese synagogue, though - that was worthwhile.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was really looking forward to seeing this museum, given the history of Amsterdam and Anne Frank, but was very disappointed. It seemed to consist only of 3 rooms, each full of descriptions of food, cooking utensils and recipes for kosher food. None of the history and personal stories I was hoping for

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The Netherlands
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was my third visit - this time I came for the Roman Vishniac photos. Amazing and well displayed. Cannot wait till my children are a little older as this is also a wonderful museum for children.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

An amazing museum that illustrated the trials and tribulations that the Jewish people in Holland endured

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Perfect for families and children, the museum offers fun activities and an engaging experience. Recommended also for individuals and groups.

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