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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 620 25 35
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The museum was very thorough and we co6ld listen along in English and written information was in English. I didn't like it quite as much as I thought I would but it was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum was very thorough and we co6ld listen along in English and written information was in English. I didn't like it quite as much as I thought I would but it was good.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As a WW2 enthusiast, I understood the effort that Germany made early in the war to try to convince the Dutch to join their cause, and when they didn't, forcibly shipped them (Jews and able bodied men) to work for the German war effort. But, as an American tourist, I did not see any credit given to the US and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Quiet museum located near the zoo. We saw this museum after taking a walking tour on Amsterdam in WWII so much of the info is was redundant. However, it really is not about the resistance. There was little resistance in the war. It is a museum about living under the occupation and the deportation of the jews.

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Northbrook, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There's no frills here, but the exhibits and displays knock you over with understated, sometimes gut-wrenching emotion and drama. The perspective is broader than you might expect, not one of a particular population or group. You leave with a more measured view of difficult decisions made in turbulent times, a greater undrstanding of the Dutch character, and full insight into... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The content is top notch. The museum looks slightly tired -- a few dings and notches out of the drywall -- but overall this does not take away from the content. A few of the display windows are small, and the signage inside a bit difficult to read at times. Good English translates. Audio tour comes with the admission, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is a gem among European museums. It gives a nuanced background into Dutch culture before the war which is integral to understanding the Dutch experience during occupation in WWII. Rather than dodge blame or obfuscate the issue, the designers lay out the entire issue from 4 pillars of society and how they "adapted, collaborated or resisted" Nazi policy.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A little off the beaten path for most tourists in Amsterdam is this museum that focuses on the Dutch Resistance movement during the German Occupation in WWII. Audiotour will help explain how the Dutch value of obedience plus the pre-war division resulted in how the Resistance movement formed after the invasion of Rotterdam and subsequent capitulation. Not a great deal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The reason to come here is to learn about the lives of Dutch people in WWII. Unfortunately, this museum gives a very simplistic and unsatisfying portrayal of this experience. Trying to make those that either collaborated with the Nazis or did nothing feel less guilty the museum forgets to properly celebrate those heroes who resisted. The best part is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was fascinating, and asked over and over again the question everyone who thinks about World War II or other incidents of grave danger should ask themselves: what would I do? Would I collaborate and try to succeed in the new environment? Would I lie low and simply hope to survive? Or would I be brave and resist? This... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Museum has an introductory film and excellent presentation. The museum cover more than the Resistance. The impact of the Nazi invasion is described in detail. It also presents the invasion in the Dutch East Indies and the experiences of the population during the occupation and afterwards. Be sure to take the free audio guides. The person at the cashier... More 

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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 620 25 35
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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