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Jewish Historical Museum

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Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 0310
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed...

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.

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Take your time reading and listening to the video entries as well as walking around and using the interactive facilities

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take your time reading and listening to the video entries as well as walking around and using the interactive facilities

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this museum on our last day in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, we only had about an hour and a half to spend there, so we were not able to do it justice. There is so much to see and absorb, that you need to have at least 4 hours to see it all. The information provided in this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visit really showed the history of the Jews of Amsterdam and Holland including what happened during the Second World War . On the one hand it was very exciting and we got a lot of information , and on the other hand was sad

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating, very detailed and informative exhibit, lovingly curated, for history buffs. Allow plenty of time to absorb a huge amount of information.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here to see the Amy exhibition which I would give 4/5. The rest of the museum I found a little dull. Probably just me though. I know you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this museum and appreciate the work of Jewish people today and in the past but as a non-Jew with no real connection to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having visited many of the tourist attractions and places of interest within this fabulous city, this museum was both historic and heart-rendering. With something for old and young alike and no time constraints, you have as long as you like to absorb the artefacts and education so richly contained therein.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Jewish museum, my ticket price of 15 euros covered admission to 4 sites in all. I spent a lot of time in the Jewish museum, as there was lots to read and see, When I was finally through all of that, I went into the temporary exhibits - one for Amy Winehouse, and one for two male artists/designers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was filled with history, human stories, artifacts, education and emotion. The layout was perfect - It allowed one to linger, read and soak in the story behind each item. The variety of videos, religious items, life stories and pictures was impactful. The museum has done a beautiful job of preserving rich tradition and horribly, difficult part of history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm cheating here a little, I had looked online for a ticket to do the 5 sites as part of the Jewish Cultural area...the ticket was €15 for all 5 but I didn't buy because I needed to locate the place first for distance & time. On arrival I was too early to get in but could go and see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not have enough time to fully explore but very interesting and thought provoking. The film clips of interviews of those living before and after world war two are very moving. For a non-Jewish person the exhibits and film explaining what takes place during a service are illuminating. On a practical note it was not busy mid afternoon so there... More 

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