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“Great exhibition, would recommend” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jewish Historical Museum

Jewish Historical Museum
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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Ranked #34 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Owner description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Three permanent exhibitions present the history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions, the museum always offers two great temporary exhibitions and the fun JHM Children's museum.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great exhibition, would recommend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The price of the ticket included a free ticket to the Portugese synagogue across the road. The exhibitions were interesting, although the numbered exhibits in the case didn't seem to always match up on the information card so got a bit confusing. There were a number of touch screens explaining various aspects of Jewish life, celebrations and so on and there was a free audioguide available giving more information on the exhibits.
Upstairs was an exhibition on life during the war and the holocaust, with many personal items from people such as a child's dress with the yellow badge that Jews were forced to wear in the war. It was touching and brought it all to life. To be honest, I found this to be a lot more informative than the Anne Frank house.
The shop had some interesting books, and nice gifts, and there is a café downstairs (didn't visit this so can't comment)

Visited December 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A good and beautiful lesson in Judaism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice combination of the Jewish history in Amsterdam, a children museum about Judaism and a nice synagogue . The ticket include also a pass to the next by Portuguese synagogue which worth it as well.

Visited December 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Very interesting seeing all the different artefacts. The films & interviews on the small screens were very informative. Worth a visit if you have time!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“I could easily have spent the day here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

How did these people hide all those artefacts? I particularly enjoyed the interactive areas where you could learn about what it is like to be a Jew. FASCINATING, thank you

Visited December 2012
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“Could be better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Synagogues within the museum area were renovated and little info is provided regarding what they looked like in the past. The info provided is basic Encyclopedia Brittanica for children type reference to Jewish festivals and customs but almost none pertaining to the actual Synagogue and its history. The exhibitions are also uninspiring and the whole museum can be seen in around 30 minutes.

Visited November 2013
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