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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

Plantage Kerklaan 61a, Amsterdam 1018, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #14 of 297 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A total gem of a museum. We allowed 1.5 hours for our visit and were still there after 3 hours as it was just so interesting and engrossing. Well presented, well curated and well laid out, this is definitely worth a visit. The current extra exhibition on those taken to the concentration camps was unbearably sad and so well done... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

More an occupation museum. I wasn't quite sure what resistance was undertaken, but still an interesting 1.5 hours. Closes at 5. The audio guide was easy to use and interesting, but you don't need one.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were given a audio guide which helped but there were also English translations as well as Dutch! Very moving and lots of artefacts, films, letters and personal stories which really helped you to empathise! I thought it would have been better to direct you by numbers which way to go, as there were different ways to traverse through the... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The museum does a great job of posing the question to you - what would you do if your country was occupied? It comes to focus mainly on those who chose resistance. Definitely do the audio tour - we found that all the audio tours we used in Amsterdam were excellent and very helpful. This is a must do if... More

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The 'regular' part of the museum is a bit static, but definitely interesting. There's plenty to see and it paints a very clear picture of the second World War. The museum is off the beaten path, but for history enthusiasts a must visit. Especially the kid's section is gorgeous and fresh. I loved the presentation and how interactive it was.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this is a great museum providing an excellent companion to the Anne Frank house..plan on 90 minutes to walk through the experiences of the Dutch people during World War II...we all (probably) would like to think we would resist the Nazi occupation.. the decision is not so easy at the time.. this museum shows all the alternatives.. will make you... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Every nation wants to tell their own story their own particular way and the European phenomenon of "resistance museums" is so exception. As a student of history, the Resistance Museum was very interesting. The audio tour (included in the visit) is very interactive and all the primary source material is presented in interesting and interactive ways; very creative.

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is somewhat difficult to find but it was worth the effort. The Dutch people were asked to keep diaries of their experiences during the war, and here you get to learn what it was like to be occupied by the German forces.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Resistance Museum captured my attention for over three hours. Whether collaborating, hiding, resisting, or just trying to stay alive...the stories and truths are compelling and the pictures and personal items are touching, many tragic. I spent over an hour in the special exhibition about the children's transports and read every narrative. The entire space was quiet, sobering, and still... More

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Trafalgar, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum gives you an understanding of the resilience and bravery of the 'ordinary' Dutch citizen during the war. Well worth the visit.

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