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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

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Plantage & the East
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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 620 25 35
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A journey through World War II in the Netherlands

This museum is brimming with history, including information and materials from political parties, propaganda, protests, and a range of underground activities, accompanied by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is brimming with history, including information and materials from political parties, propaganda, protests, and a range of underground activities, accompanied by a free audioguide. The introductory video made it seem like there would be more of a narrative in which the visitor would reflect on whether they would have collaborated with, tolerated, or resisted Nazi occupation, and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Resistance museum tells of the history of the Dutch Resistance movement during world war ii. To get through the entire museum with the provided audioguide, you would probably need about one and half hours. Highly recommended to visit!

Thank Dongxing S
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd probably rename this museum the occupation museum... It's well done, highly interactive and informative about the period leading up to the German occupation of Holland, the occupation and liberation. Basically 1940-46. Excellent for young teens to adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small museum but very moving in parts at what the Dutch had to put up with. Lots of info with audio. Good cafe next door.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what I had expected of this museum, it was informative, the introductory movie was well done especially for the young generation who have no idea what World War 2 was about here in Amsterdam, and the museum did a good job of chronologically showing the war and the impact that it made on the Amsterdam citizens. We did... More 

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What's not to like about these gorgeous canals lined with elegant centuries old buildings. I took a stroll along the canal and did some photography because it's a true photographers heaven. In the sidestreets there is also plenty to see and to photograph. Lots of little shops and eateries with often cute details. If you want a different angle, take... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A first rate museum and the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. The children's section was especially well done. It takes you through the experiences of 4 children which made it very accessible. I would urge any family with children to visit. It would work for any age, mine were 10 and 13 and got so much out of the... More 

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Alpine, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very nice museum with lots of interesting stories of people who lived under Nazi occupation. I found it to be a nice historical overview of life in the Netherlands during the war. That being said, when I think of "resistance" I think of "sabotage." I saw very little evidence of Dutch citizens trying to sabotage or hinder... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Truly interesting history of the Resistance Movement in Amsterdam. Many touching personal stories presented along with artifacts and objects key to the Resistance during World War II. Even my 12 year old nephew and 14 year old niece seemed to enjoy it as they could move along at their own pace and view what interested them! We were able to... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't not come here when we were planning our trip. Lovely quiet museum with audio guides- really powerful experience

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