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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 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Good value for money, lots to see and read all for only 8€ each. Well worth the walk a little out of the centre.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The greatest thing I did in Amsterdam was visit this museum. It is one of the best I have been to anywhere in the world. The museum looks small once you get to the main section, but there is so much information packed into the exhibits that it takes some time just to see the WWII part (there's also a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum about the resistance that happened in Amsterdam during WW2. Lots to read about, we probably should have visited before we went to Anne frank. But very well done and lots to read about.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively small museum but it is worth the effort. Allow at least an hour to have time to take the bulk of it in

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Extremely thought provoking museum, built around the 3 options of collaborate, adapt or resist. I never appreciated just how many Dutch families went into hiding during WW2 to escape concentration or labour camps in Germany. It sets the scene for Dutch life in the 1930s, and the occupation of the country during the early 40s. The exhibition about the Vught... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I am a massive history fan especially when it comes to the war so this was a must do on our list. It's out of the main city area and opposite the zoo. A very reasonable priced exhibition with a lot of detail put into it. You can have an audio tour from free which you scan at certain points... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Almost directly across from the zoo, the Dutch Resistance Museum is a must see. Although it will never be the most popular museum in Amsterdam, the displays are excellent (and in both Dutch and English). The museum well informs visitors about the trauma of the German occupation and how it affected Dutch life. There is nothing “gruesome” or disturbing in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Another thought provoking museum Showing how people helped one another and those persecuted. I did find it interesting but expected more tales of the heroism of the people involved in the resistance. There were a lot of artefacts which was good but I did leave feeling as though I wanted more info. Staff at reception lovely and it's convenient for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The layout of the museum is very well done. Although it isn't very large it gives a very comprehensive and disturbing view of what happened to the citizens of the Netherlands and the atrocities perpetrated on them and especially the Jewish residents. It is a good way to learn about this period in history and know valid reasons why we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

An interesting museum leading you through the Dutch attitudes and perspectives in WWII. It is a lot of reading but well worth it. There is also free WiFi if you need to take a break.

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