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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
31 20 620 25 35
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is interesting in its portrayal of the Dutch to the Nazi occupation. It focused mainly on the low key obstruction tactics rather than direct confrontations. There were some moving stories related to the persecution and the rescue of (some of ) holland's Jews. I had expected more on armed resistance, but maybe there wasn't much......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this with my 17 year old son. It is a little 'old school' in terms of presentation but very interesting and very well done. We spent over 2 hours in the place. Staff were excellent, really friendly and helpful. Strongly recommended!

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This was a well-considered, balanced insight into the Dutch response to Nazi occupation, demonstrating motivations for and consequences of the range of Dutch responses. At times moving, this was the most compelling of the museums I visited, with the most powerful human element. Give 2 hours minimum to read all the captions and examine the displays quite quickly. Anything less... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A little off the general tourist track means that even with a big event on at the time of my visit it was a little crowded but not enough to hamper my enjoyment of the place. The audio guide is a must, there is so much additional information available to those who are interested and it is well structured -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A very special museum showing an extremely difficult time in Amsterdam. Well laid out with clear English information. Leaves you, of course, with the question - What would I do? You need to take the tram - but try to get there - even if you only have an hour.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The museum holds a huge amount of important information . However. maybe because of its small physical space - it is set up in a very confusing matter, hard to follow and very noisy (from the audio exhibits) . Its a shame as it is an important subject to learn about

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A great museum without advertisement. There were a lot of informative display about the Dutch and how they were suffered during the WW2.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went here today as soon as I got to Amsterdam. The Museum is small but it has a lot of valuable information about how much the Dutch suffered during WWII. This Musuem has props such as suitcases of those who suffered as well as helmets of those who resisted and even weapons. The museum will take you a good... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum is not well advertised but is definitely worth going to see! The museum has an odd layout which is not always the easiest to follow but the information provided is fantastic. While we were there, there was an additional exhibition about the children's transport during the occupation. This exhibition was informative, well planned out and something that stays... More

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum is very well done with good English commentary, though sometimes repetitive. I especially liked the special exhibit where you can see and hear videos about what is was like after the war, when there was almost no food available and the children from the Waterland area north of Amsterdam were taken to foster homes where they could be... More

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