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Jewish Historical Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
from $17.25*
Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
from $17.25*
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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...more
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0310
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 1, 2010

On my recent Netherlands trip, I wanted to understand why the Dutch were so tolerant of the Jews compared to all other Europeans. This museum did not directly answer the question, but it came close. Amsterdam's Jewish community initially populated by Portuguese Jews fleeing the...More

8  Thank ericgoldman
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 22, 2003

Found the museum opening late when on a cruise that docks by 7 AM and one has to be on board by 4:30 pm. The NY exibit and the NY geto video may impress people that do not come from America, but was not that...More

3  Thank Tour28207
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place. Full of history. So glad we came. We must pay our respects to history. Easy to walk through and read the information. Thanks😎

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really informative day out at Jewish Museum and Jewish Kinder Museum. my 3 boys learnt so much about music, customs, kosher cooking even cooking Challah bread. Would definitely recommend

Thank Sadie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small but very nice museum. Objects, photographs, paintings. Influx of Jewish people in the Netherlands (Spinoza) and how they lived in the Netherlands. Also information about the effect of the holocaust for Dutch Jews and life after WO2 You can visit also the Portugese Synagoge...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly housed in a former synagogue, this museum with free audiotour, gives a comprehensive view of Dutch Jewish history. Lots of interactive exhibits. Lovely artifacts. Gives a great impression of Jewish life in Amsterdam and the area.

Thank GailDez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish Historical Museum is established in the former Synagogue in Amsterdam. This museum gives a profound insight in the religion and history of the Jewish community. Starting with the collection of religious objects on the ground floor, upstairs a comprehensive narrative is presented of...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The curation of this museum was what made it so engaging. There is a reconstruction of the synagogue where you learn about the beauty of worship and Judaism in daily life. There are exhibits about Jewish people in industry as well as the poor in...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Jewish Historical Museum has a main focus on Jewish history, religion and culture which is located in the Jewish Quarter. Throughout the museum there are a range of different objects relating to Jewish life - some being interactive such as being to click on...More

Thank MissEmilyMc
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating museum-first you are given an introduction to the Jewish faith and shown how it was practiced in this particular synagogue and then on the upper floor is a history of Jews in Amsterdam. Apart from the audio guide there are lots of opportunities...More

Thank LynC131
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This traced the Jews from 1600 to the present day. For just 15 euros you get to visit four places in Jewish quarter

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I have visited the Jewish Historical Museum on 2 occasions now and both times I have enjoyed it very much.

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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
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from adam1951 | Reviewed this property |
They have guards to check bags, with small lockers in the entrance for something the size of a backpack. For a roller suitcase, you would need to contact them if they will watch it for you.
August 14, 2017|
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Response from Dragan T | Reviewed this property |
Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary will be closed on september 24. 2017
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Response from JCKamsterdam | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The following exhibitions will be open on September 28 or 29. In the Jewish Historical Museum: -Jewish Jukbox In the National Holocaust: -Almost Lost in History. Rediscovering the photography... More
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