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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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Interesting and good value for money

3 days in Amsterdam….and what to do? The list is so long and there are many possibilities. I was there with my wife and we decide that we HAD to do 3 museums. This was the third... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Beit She'an, Israel

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I am in Amsterdam doing research on the Holocaust, so not all of the info pertained to me. This museum is very detailed and really covers Jewish history from 1600-present day. The upper room that had Holocaust info was particularly interesting and set up nicely.

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Beit She'an, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

3 days in Amsterdam….and what to do? The list is so long and there are many possibilities. I was there with my wife and we decide that we HAD to do 3 museums. This was the third one. We arrived at 1200am having been at the Van Gogh Museum earlier on. There were people around, but not that many. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A Don't Miss Nice informative exhibits with an array of artifacts. Nice section on the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps. This is a nice pairing with the Anne Frank House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In this museum, the up floor takes you back to the holocaust, by showing you objects taken from concentration camps. It is very tough to see some of them, but it is highly recommended, to better understand what has really happened

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A little expensive compared to some of the other attractions. Interesting all the same. Bit cheeky to say that the entrance fee included free entry to the holocaust memorial - The memorial is free to enter.

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Champaign
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were impressed by how well curated this museum is, considering that its holdings are miscellaneous. It had audio tours that were truly informative, and what it lacked in famous works of art it made up for with unique and fascinating small pieces showing how vibrant and engaged the Amsterdam Jewish community has been, especially in the 19th and 20th... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I loved this museum and wished I had saved more time for it, I must definetly come back because 1,5 hour is not enough for it. It is extremly interactive, in almost every room you can watch videos or hear stories of Jews from Amsterdam or The Netherlands. Not only about the War but also about their rituals, traditions, the... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

For one ticket you have access to four Jewish sites of immense value and beauty. The call it the Joods Cultural Kwatier - the jewish cultural quarter. Do NOT miss the Portuguese Synagogue - leave yourself enough time to really ready and listen to the audio stations. The National Holocaust Museum is very moving. The Jewish Historical Museum is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After over an hour here, looking at the highs and lows of Dutch Jewish history, I couldn't help dwelling on the negative history and experience of the Jews and wondering how long it would be before they are persecuted again, for no reason other than ignorance and its sidekick, prejudice. It's not just the Jews of course who have suffered,... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have visited this museum on a yearly basis for the last 12 years; a reflection of the quality of the exhibits. The permanent exhibition gives a great insight into Amsterdam during the occupation in WW11. Original documents and other detailed exhibits demonstrate the intensity of the occupying force towards the Jews in Holland; the yellow cloth star of David,... More 

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Address: Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 0310
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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