We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jewish Historical Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 0310
Website
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
read more
Visit Jewish Historical Museum like an insider
Skip the Line
$47*
and up
Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On...
Special Offer
$44*
and up
Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Pass including Hermitage Museum...
Top Rated
$28*
and up
Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 324 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Very friendly staff, interesting museum.

Very interesting museum. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and an audio tour was available for free. The only slightly negative is that there is not a bit more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2011
L0u88
,
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Very interesting museum. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and an audio tour was available for free. The only slightly negative is that there is not a bit more history about the war. I know a lot of people will visit Amsterdam for the Ann Frank House and I think they will expect a bit more of that history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
israel
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Liked the way it shows the jews as duch civilians and not as a seperate religes,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
new york
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Being Jewish it was very informative how the jewish people lived in the Jewish Quarter. There were some new things that the museum taught me that I never knew.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scotland
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
80 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The museum is housed in restored synagogues. Listen to the excellent audio guide as you view the wonderous exhibits. This moving museum gives the history of Jews in the Netherlands. There is a lovely cafe to visit afterwards.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Park, IL
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
47 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We went to this museum not really knowing what to expect. I'd assumed that there would be a fairly sedate display of historical or religious artifacts. Instead, there was a fabulous exhibit of 20th century cubist/surrealist painters, and we saw wonderful works that we'd never seen before--or known about. We were also very impressed with the space, several synagogues restored... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
VC
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

More useful for studies of jewish culture than for tourist proposal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

I, visited the Jewish Historical Museum,in July,2011. The entrance fee is reasonable. The exhibits,history of, is very educational. Do not miss the gift shop!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Myself and my partner were really looking forward to the Joods Historisch Museum. Firstly it was not worth it's money, yes it had interesting parts, but hate to say it but found it rather dull. My partner is part Jewish and we wanted to appreciate all it had to offer. Also found the people working there rather rude. Personally I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kigali Rwanda
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

This museum is extraordinarily well laid out on the grounds of the old Ashkenazi synagogue. It's far more than a museum about Jewish life and identity in Amsterdam, it's about Holland's early identification as a safe-haven for centuries (all the more ironic given WWII complacency) for all religious groups. It contains a treasure trove of synagogue finery including illustrated religious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover, Delaware
Top Contributor
328 reviews 328 reviews
136 attraction reviews
2,302 helpful votes 2,302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

I do not have much more to add to the other reviewers excellent reviews of this museum, except to agree with them. What I found most poignant in the museum were the "exhibits" relating to World War II. It was looking at a history of a people almost vanquished, since after World War II's atrocities on the Jewish population of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7

Travelers who viewed Jewish Historical Museum also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Jewish Historical Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jewish Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?