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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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Ranked #14 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting museum, one of the best we went to in Amsterdam; there's a good mix of video, audio and text, and a fair degree of interactivity. We didn't visit the kids section, but it's also really good that they have one. Well worth a visit.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Didn't know what to expect from this museum but it was very interesting tour of the nazi occupation of holland and how they responded. Audio guards are provided for free.

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

An extremely well laid out exposition of the barbarity of WW2. Great for adults and kids and lots of interactive activities. Exhibits are clearly signed in Dutch and English, and the audio is very instructive. The staff are very helpful and the chocolate cake in the café next door is something else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We skipped many of the bigger art museums because we're history buffs, interested in WWII history, so this seemed like it would be right up our alley. It took us forever to find because the tram system we used to get there was very confusing! (If you go, get off at whatever stop is nearest to the zoo and walk,... More

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Suffolk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Best museum to visit - well laid out with loads of personal stories and displays. Harrowing and moving in equal measures. Particularly liked the children's area - following the fate of several different youngsters throughout the occupation.

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Altnaharra, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Top tour charting the world war two years through The Occupation of the Nazi's, encompassing the Resistance movement & the suffering at large of the Dutch people. A point that had never before crossed my mind is explained how the people in the Dutch Colony's fared under the Occupation of the Japanese & the aftermath of world war 2 &... More

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Bend, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Gave great history of what happened to the Dutch people during the 2 world war. Cab driver said i was his first tourist in a few years to ask to go there. Don't know why, but made me feel good to go see what only the local people are going to see. I say its a must see even more... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum. Excellent history. Full disclosure: I teach social sciences. The layout of the museum is great and offers interesting insight into why the Dutch try to be so currently open-minded. No audio guide necessary.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the personal stories of individuals that were involved or affected by the Resistance movement in the Netherlands during WWII. We were there over 2 hours. Well worth the time and cost!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic look at how WW2 effected the Dutch with various artefacts and stories mainly from the prospective of inhabitants of Amsterdam. There is lots of reading involved to make the most of the trip, and I wouldn't recommend taking children. It's good value for money. Free WiFi throughout.

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