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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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One of the Better History Museums

Since the other history museums in Amsterdam tend to ignore or gloss over the Jews of Amsterdam-- this museum is a must for any person from any walk of life and nationality if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Since the other history museums in Amsterdam tend to ignore or gloss over the Jews of Amsterdam-- this museum is a must for any person from any walk of life and nationality if they want to learn a great part of Amsterdam history. It is modern and air conditioned (ahhhh). I particularly enjoyed the exhibit about Jews in the Hague... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I great way to learn about Judaism and the history of the different Jewish communities in Amsterdam. Definitely a must see.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great value for money, as the ticket grants entrance to the adjacent Portuguese Synagogue. The museum contains a large collection of religious artefacts and very well presented. It was great learning about Jewish traditions and the history of the Jews in Amsterdam. There's a nice café in the museum which I'd recommend. They have pastries and savoury things such as... More 

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Minesing, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I really enjoyed the Caribbean exhibit that focused Jewish life in the islands. The audio guide gives you a wealth of information on Jewish history. Take your time and explore, it is well worth it. Don't forget to tour the Portuguese Synagogue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Jewish Historical Museum gave us a magical tour of Jewish life in the great city from 1600 until the present. Exhibits are beautifully presented and well-curated, which is amazing given the damage done by the Nazis in the 1940's. The museum buildings are themselves part of the exhibit, because they are four historic synagogues repurposed as museum space. I... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are lots of reasons to spend time in the old Jewish Quarter. Much of the original buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but the Historical Museum is worth your time. Two major synagogues make up the museum. When you enter – you will be given an audio guide, and can see and listen to stories about the synagogue and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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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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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Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 0310
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
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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Plantage & the East
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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