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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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I felt very privileged to be able to attend the Jewish Historical Museum on my weekend break. We accessed this attraction via the use of the Amsterdam card. I felt the structure... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I felt very privileged to be able to attend the Jewish Historical Museum on my weekend break. We accessed this attraction via the use of the Amsterdam card. I felt the structure of the museum was was well thought out. It starts with the Amy Winehouse exhibit, a modern day star whose culture was built on the faith of so... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very good museum if you are interested in Jewish history in The Netherlands. Cafe was fine for a quick snack and a rest.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Jewish Historical Museum as part of our tour with Naomi Koopmans. The museum is well laid out and very interesting. However, we are so glad we were guided by Naomi through the museum and other places of Jewish interest in Amsterdam.

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Hawke'sBayNew Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum provides an amazing insight into not only the history of Judaism and how it was lived out over many centuries in Amsterdam, but the struggles which Jews had to endure to become equal citizens. The setting in old synagogues could not be more appropriate. The displays of both religious artifacts and paintings provide a valuable and extra dimension... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is nice, but not very big. It lacks a variety of Jewish historical items. It does, however, have a Kosher cafeteria.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history and artifacts presented at all three sites is most interesting and well worth seeing. Your ticket allows you entry to three locations..the museum, the Portuguese synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial. Very interesting and beautifully displayed and explained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The implication "Portuguese" is, Ashkenazi had their own, and this is it. Unlike the Esnoga though, this did not recover from WWII, and sat dormant for several years, before becoming the museum. Because of the arrangement, it's much more difficult to sense the history of the place, to feel the presence of those who worshiped here, but it serves another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person who come from a country that have zero knowledge about jewish people, i came to learn about jewish people and the museum give a lot of information. From the religion of judaism and the history about jewish people in netherland. Also learn about the painful history about them when WW2 happened. Luckily i was in town when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takes a long chunk of time but is very interesting to see and experience. The museum is set up very well which helps to navigate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't spend very long here because it was not the most well done museum although the content was interesting- cool to learn about the Jewish community pre and post WWII.

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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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