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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
Phone Number: 31 20 620 25 35
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Ranked #11 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Amsterdam
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233 reviews 233 reviews
175 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This museum has a lot of information and lack of space. The lay out is too tight, I mean there is not so many space between one subject to another. They fill all the space with information. You really need 3 hours at least to work it out into your head. I love the Junior department. You'll understand better than... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This place really made us think what would we have done if faced with the same situation. Very informative and very moving. We were here 3 hours and it is well worth a visit.

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Whitehorse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The museum was really great! Probably my favourite museum in Amsterdam! I spent a good 3 hours there! They ahd a cool exhibit about Indonesian life during WWII. Added an interesting perspective of history Westerners unfortunately don't always get the opportunity to hear.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I wanted to visit on my first trip to Amsterdam some years ago, but ran out of time. This museum does a great job conveying the difficulties ordinary people had under the occupation. There are significant sites in the surrounding neighborhood concerning the occupation. After visting the museum, we did a one hour self-guided walk covering the sites. The museum... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We visited here after spending a number of hours at the zoo. I wish we'd done this museum on a separate day as there was so much information to glean, it was difficult to absorb it all having exhausted ourselves outdoors. It was incredibly interesting to see the war from a different country's perspective and I was surprised at how... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Set within the old Jewish quarter a more detailed history of the local resistance in Amsterdam to the Nazis in WW2. Civil disobedience and strikes in reaction to the worsening treatment and restrictions on the Jewish population and later the defeated Dutch army. Excellent displays and make use of the free audio guides. Temporary display (November 2014) including video diaries... More

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Soke-on-Trent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I was a bit surprised to see this place, myself being a student of military history,and my father fought in Holland in WWII. The Dutch "gave up" their Jewish citizens to the Nazis and also sent a lot of volunteers to the German army units in WWII. Not a lot to see really, give it a miss.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had family in the resistance, so wanted to see how they told the stories. They were very honest about the hardships, and how some resisted but others collaborated. The special exhibit on the hunger winter hit home, since some family members lived through that. Excellent, worth a visit. Easy access by tram, and reasonably priced.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I would suggest that every American spend some time and effort familiarizing themselves with the events and people of WW2. So much sadness, so much horror, so much evil, so much death... and yet, so many heroes to honor. In the midst of the tragedy there were many people who were willing to and who did die for the right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There is so much great information that is very interesting. The only difficult thing is actually reading it all. About halfway through of trying to listen to the audio and read everything we were a bit overwhelmed.

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