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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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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 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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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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Reviewed yesterday

the ticket gets you 5 jewissh meusems including 2 holocaust museums-and audio guide in many languages - all sites close plan about 3 hours and you do all the museums

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers information on Jewish religioen and the history of Judaism in Amsterdam. Sicuraemtne to visit if you are interested in history. The collection is discreet. As a visit I feel the Portuguese synagogue more interesting.

Thank Baciccia_Riou
Reviewed 1 week ago

in a word if you like history of jewish people this is a great museum thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my daughter learning history about our people

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum will take you the the rich history of the Jews Starting from the arrival of the first Jews to Amsterdam to present day. It is interesting and does a wonderful job of explaining the articles on display.

Thank heidi h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite museum to recommend. Everyone has the Anne Frank house on their list, it is always busy and always crowded. All the furniture has been removed from the house to allow more people to fit. The experience is more about watching audio...More

Thank Tahoepov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a single ticket to all of the museums/attractions that comprised the Jewish quarter. This might not be interesting to a non-Jew, but having grown up Jewish I found it very interesting...particularly the Synagogue. My husband isn't Jewish, but we've been together long enough...More

Thank GoldenMom99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Jewish Museums I’ve visited. Beautiful Judaica, excellent exhibits, interesting multimedia, a beautiful and unique children section where kids can learn more about Judaism and even kosher rules (and if you check the schedule, you can even let them braid a challah...More

Thank Lennontje
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant orchestrated museum, takes you on a round trip showcasing an exhibition of moving images, paintings and works of art of Ashkenazi and Saphardi Jewish people from the 1600-1900 in Amsterdam. Beautiful Jewish religious artifices and culture in the synagogue, exhibiting Passover "Seder" from the...More

Thank EmileKuper
Reviewed November 15, 2017

A very large collection of old and new objects tell the story of Jewish life in Amsterdam. Located on multiple floors of multiple buildings, the exhibits have English text in addition to the Dutch and really give a comprehensive understanding of the Jewish experience. Definitely...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed November 5, 2017

It was a very interesting museum. Well laid out and very informative. I do not know very much about the faith but nevertheless the audio and a Information given meant I left with more knowledge than when I started

Thank pamconiam
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
August 14, 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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