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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

Plantage Kerklaan 61a, Amsterdam 1018, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
31 20 620 25 35
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Ranked #13 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums
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Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum, located across the street from the zoo and only about a 10 minute walk from the flea market, isa in depth study of an occupied country. This museum is very well set up beginning with the occupation of The Netherlands to the Liberation. It tells the story of collaborators, resistance workers, and the plight of the Jews in... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Explore a little known topic of WWII - the Dutch resistance. Get the audio guide for the full experience. The junior section gives the stories of actual children who lived through it and is well worth a detour for the adults as well. One tip - the tour isn't over with liberation so don't miss the post war section

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The museum uses an audio tour to guide you around a very moving subject and since I last went has added an area telling the stories of children during the occupation which is interactive and fascinating for adults with an interest in history as well as children. My husband and I found some areas quite disturbing but that is the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

For only 6 euros this fascinating museum is a must to visit whilst in Amsterdam. It is hard to believe how much the Dutch suffered during WW2 and this is evidenced in the excellent presentation at the museum. The free hand held audio set talked you through very clearly. In the adjoining cafe Plancius we enjoyed a lovely coffee whilst... More

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A cheap but fascinating museum with lots of interesting details about the occupation of Holland in WW2. The audio tours were very good and added to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Superb children's section, novel, interactive and informative of the sensitive subject. The adult section is also very informative across a broad spectrum on the socio-political situation and history of the times. Well illustrated, not overly detailed. The audio program on the hand held devices did not really contribute anything extra though it was free. A thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable visit... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

a very comprehensive museum that tells the story of the Dutch peoples resistance against the nazi regime during the second world war

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

The displays were informative but not terribly interesting. It seems the museum is labouring to offer a resistance story that really isn't there. The main lesson from this museum is that the Dutch did very little resisting and successfully eliminated the majority of their Jewish population under Nazi rule. Not exactly covering themselves in glory during one of Europe's darkest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

“Resistance” is a misnomer. At its most obvious level, the museum is about various ways, including collaboration, that Dutch citizens dealt with the Nazi occupation; joining the Resistance was only one way. The museum includes a significant and disturbing segment on responses in the Dutch East Indies to Japanese occupation. (All information is in English as well as Dutch, and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great museum telling the story of the Dutch during WWII. Headsets are included in admission, giving a good overview of exhibits. Temporary exhibit while I was there on Children's concentration camp was quite moving.

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