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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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Popped in to pass sometime and had the 'I amsterdam card' so was didn't have an additional fee to pay. Had limited knowledge of Jewish history so felt this gave me as much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in to pass sometime and had the 'I amsterdam card' so was didn't have an additional fee to pay. Had limited knowledge of Jewish history so felt this gave me as much information as I was looking for. The audio tour was good gave the basic info but had the option for more info if you needed it. The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

there is a lot to take in at this place and also a lot that I didn't really know about until after it tals about the jewish religion and also how jews have been affected by world issues etc lots of items to see and info on the wall also has audio translatoes

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

i would have preferred a bit more depth regarding the <holocaust etc . but it was very interesting with good videos and explanations, quite informative and a big variety of subjects . i would recommend a better extractor in the kitchen of the cafeteria since the whole visit was accompanied by strong soup smell

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Harrow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It should be a good thing that so much in the way of artefacts and information is provided within the museum. But I found it overwhelming. A lot of design activity, effort and money must have gone into converting a synagogue into this museum. But despite some interesting and amusing parts I came to a point where I had just... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went for the Jewish history, and it's there in standard museum format which I would have given three stars for alone as it didn't inspire like other places. I was surprised by the Howard Greenberg photography gallery which would receive five stars on it's own. Spent much longer looking at photos I recognised from elsewhere and people I recognised,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have to be honest, I haven't seen the whole museum. I saw the fantastic photo collection of Howard Greenberg but I haven't made it to the other (adult) collections. I've been to the museum 3 times and my 3 year old has such a good time at the Childrens' museum, we don't find we have enough time to see... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is s really great to place to explore when in Mokum or Amaterdam in Yiddish. There are some great exhibits and Judaica. I would definetely return,

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Moshi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I learned more in this small Museum about the Jewish History of the Netherlands and Portugal than I ever dreamed. As an old history major and frequent visitor to Amsterdam, I determined to branch away from the Museumplein on this trip and found a gold mine in the Jewish Quarter. It was amazing. The photos are terrific, the interactive parts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Modern museum on site of old synagogues. Display set out to explain the history of Jewish Amsterdam not only during the holocaust, but from about 1650. A must if you are interested in Jewish history and how this piece of the jigsaw fits with other European Jewish history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I loved the history of the jews migration to the Netherlands and how it was presented. I wanted to take time to read every sign. The photos, interviews at the end of the progression are amazing. leave time for the exhibits at the end. A very enriching experience.

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