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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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A rich tapestry of European cultural relations

You needn't even be interested in Jewish religion and still relish the experience of seeing this museum. (If you are interested, you'll be doubly rewarded as the displays on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

You needn't even be interested in Jewish religion and still relish the experience of seeing this museum. (If you are interested, you'll be doubly rewarded as the displays on Jewish customs are good too.) It hosts well researched exhibitions such as "From dada to surrealism" and its eastern European roots as this summer; or feature other opinion and decision makers... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We found it very educational since we are not Jewish. Good exhibits in each of the areas focused on various time periods from the seventeenth century until today.

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tel aviv
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Worth the time and money to visit this museum. Line went really fast

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The museum has a great temporary exhibition on now, by NY color photo icon Saul Leiter. But the permanent exhibitions are very wel done too. And the absolute winner is the Children's Museum, which has won numerous prizes, by the way. Go and see this museum and the adjecent Portuguese Synagogue. That's a 17th century jewel and the most beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

very interesting - worth a visit - bit of a hike to get to. A lot of info about WWII and the jewish community

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The displays in this museum explain a great deal about the founding of the Jewish community in Amsterdam as well as its present status. The occupation during WWII is also well documented. The Sephardic Temple, part of the museum (entrance is included in the admission price) is also a sight not to be missed.

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philadelphia, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Do not miss this museum if you have an interest in Jewish history. This museum thoroughly covers everything you would want to know from the earliest immigrants following the Spanish Inquisition to the World War II period until today. Inside the museum is part of one of the original synagogues (I believe it is called the New Synagogue) along with... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We traveled throughout Europe for a month and focused primarily on Jewish history. This museum was really nicely planned out. There is a headphone guide that I would highly recommend using throughout your tour.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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 

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israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

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

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