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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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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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wonderful place

so much to see, so much history, great to see all the stories around, and being in the middle of it all. and a great bonus all the goodies in the cafe from my childhood, so make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

so much to see, so much history, great to see all the stories around, and being in the middle of it all. and a great bonus all the goodies in the cafe from my childhood, so make sure to visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were very friendly and nice. The lady lady clearly explained which parts of the museum to visit. They also had portable audio sets that you can get information of the artifacts in English which made a great difference to the visit and made it much more informative. You click on an icon on the artifact and a recording... More 

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Thank georginaa873
Brighton
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Amsterdam for a and had a trip to the Jewish museum found this very interesting ...I old recommend this historical museum

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry fee is a bit steep and unless you have a profound interest in all things Jewish, you might want to give it a miss. It is, however, a very highly organised layout and the interactive screens let you choose what you want to view.

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Thank Alistair R
Calgary
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum needs almost a whole day if you want to read and observe everything in the building. You need to go and experience it with your own personal feelings, not what some reviewer tells you. It's a highly individual experience so I cannot tell you my review because it may differ from yours. It was an emotional journey for... More 

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Thank TravelJunkieCalgary
Beersheba, Israel
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is very interesting and build in a good and informative way. the staff are very nice, welcoming and helpful.

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Thank Reut R
Lilongwe, Malawi
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for those interested in Jewish life in Amsterdam. Various exhibits provide overview of Jewish life in early 20th century; includes synagogue with stations to learn more about Passover, High Holy Days, Purim, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a small museum, but filled with much history of the Jewish experience in the Netherlands. We did not get to the adjacent synagogue, wish we had, but the weather was not too friendly that day.

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Thank Maya D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well designed and describes in detail, yet in an interesting way, the development of the Jewish community in Amsterdam. Different exhibitions make the tours appealing. There is a focus on individuals as well.

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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum provides a wide range of quality tours in both the jewish quarter and different museum's locations. We had a wonderful lady-guide who gave us a deep, learned and moving insight of jewish life, habits traditions and tragedies of Amsterdam Jews through centuries. She made their history come back alive and we learned a lot about a different culture... More 

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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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