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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
Phone Number: 31 20 620 25 35
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Ranked #11 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum with our eleven-year-old son, who didn't have a moment of boredom in either the adult or children's sections of the museum. The adult's section is presented in Dutch and English. Displays of papers and artifacts are next to multimedia displays explaining and detailing the events in the Netherlands during World War II. Particularly moving to me... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Nazi occupation of the Netherlands was dark period in the country's history and is a divisive topic to this day. This museum takes its time to explain all stages of the occupation from invasion to liberation and beyond. It uses audio-visual guides and short film clips to accompany the many texts and transcripts of period time accounts. The display... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

How each country dealt with the Nazis always interests me. This museum was no exception. It was full of interesting information and artifacts. It tells the story of many who died resisting the Nazis or helping Jews escape. My only complaint is the museum is rather difficult to follow in order of exhibits, and sometimes there are big jumps in... More 

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Bodø, Norge
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is quite an informative museum, you get an audio guide as well as there are lots of information written inside of the museum. The texts are written in Dutch and English, but the audio guide offers more languages such as German, French and Englisch +++. It is a museum with a quite good variety of short movie clips, pictures,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went with an open mind to this museum and were totally fascinated. It illustrates how the Dutch people as a whole resisted and survived the German occupation during WW2. Particularly interesting was the special exhibition about the city children who were evacuated to the countryside in the famine times towards the end of the war. 2 small suggestions to... More 

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We allotted about 2 hours for this museum and regretted that we didn't save more time for it. Make sure you get the free audio tour, a crucial part to the museum. Although there is a lot to read and listen to, the curators have made it all so compelling and interesting. Above all, even adults should go to the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There are at least five museums in Amsterdam that purport to focus heavily on the resistance, but this one has the clearest focus. It's low tech and relies heavily on 1980s technology, but its documentation of the unfolding of the resistance is thorough. Audio guides allow the viewer to experience actual audio footage from the period in Dutch (German in... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum looks small from the outside but packs an amazing number of displays into the space it has. I really liked that most of the material was either written contemporaneously with events, such as letters or diaries, or recorded recollection by people who were there as children. Attention to the mundane details, whether in Amsterdam or in internment camps,... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Interesting but somewhat confusing in layout. Lots of fascinating information but a bit maze like. Four of us went there and all had the same view.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Many people escaping from other European countries found passage through The Netherlands - we did not find this part of the resistance covered in this museum at all. Rather this museum covers only the resistance which helped Dutch people who needed to be hidden from the Nazis or others who would have turned them in. It covers this area quite... More 

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