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Hollandsche Schouwburg

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Address: Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (020) 5 310 380
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Part of the Jewish Historical Museum Ticket, but not to be missed

This is not so much a museum but a memorial to all the Dutch Jews who died during the Second World War and Nazi Occupation. Inside is an eternal flame with the names of those who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Moshi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is not so much a museum but a memorial to all the Dutch Jews who died during the Second World War and Nazi Occupation. Inside is an eternal flame with the names of those who died etched on the wall. You can sit down and type a name in and see the person come right up on the screen.... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The museum is also part of the Jewish historical museum ticket. It used to be a theatre but is now a memorial to the holocaust. There is a small room up stairs and a court yard as well as a wall listing names of those who passed through here. The gentleman working here was a local historian who happily spoke... More 

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited because it was included on my Jewish Historical Museum ticket but found out when I arrived that it was free anyway. The museum is a single room upstairs with a number of artifacts. The more moving part was the outside courtyard, formerly a theater, with a monument to the Holocaust. There was also a memorial to Auschwitz in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this is a free museum and worth the visit to attempt to understand the history of the place from lively Jewish theater to a place of cramped courtyard where those were held until deportation to Westerbork. There is a lot of archival footage films to watch when you first enter to the left of the door with individual headsets. Also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I will avoid repeating what many of my Trip Advisor peers have already written describing the former theatre and now the memorial for the thousands of Jews that awaited deportation to the Nazi death camps and never returned. One interesting feature of the memorial is the ability to research the names on the tribute wall. If your family includes Holocaust... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For many thousands of Amsterdam Jews, this old theatre (now almost completely demolished) was the final view they had of their homeland. In 1942, the Nazi's turned the theatre into a staging station for the transport of thousands to camps in the east - mostly Poland. This place now offers a simple and dignified way to honour the memory of... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum is a small one which displays pictures and letters etc from some of the 107,000 Jewish people who were taken from Amsterdam during WW11. There is a short movie made up of pictures, words and sub titles, which tells the terrible story of how these people were treated. If you are interested in the war and the history... More 

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Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Hollandsche Schouwburg Memorial. This was originally a well patronised theatre by the population who lived in the surrounding area, during WWII and the occupation of Holland it became the Jewish deportation depot to the death camps. The outside has a lovely facade, as you enter, on the left is an alcove with an eternal flame and scroll upon scroll of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

From being a place of culture and entertainment as the Jewish Theatre of Amsterdam, the building became the collection point of Amsterdam's Jews prior to being deported to the death camps. 104,000 people passed through with most being sent to Sobibor (from which only 18 people returned) The remains of the building now serve as a memorial, explaining this history... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

From this location, 104.000 jewish people where deported to the death camps. It has a wall with all of the names of the people that where deported, and visual video in English and Dutch. Also some artifacts of that area... Just around the corner of the Artis Zoo.

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