The admission fee included the audio guide which was excellent. The layout of the museum is a bit confusing as to where to start but go downstairs and look for signs to the Great Synagogue. We found the explanations for the items on display and how they related to the Jewish religion clear and concise. The Great synagogue main level covered all aspects of Jewish ritual and prayer. It included a combination of artifacts and photos and old film and videos. It took quite a bit of time to listen/read all of the information in the displays. Upstairs in the women's section of the synagogue was a history of the Jews in the Netherlands highlighting some famous people. You then walked across to the New Synagogue which told of the Jews in the Netherlands in the 20th century including WWII. Again there were artifacts. They had screens where you could learn about the items on display but there were only a few of them so you had to wait to use them. There was also a special exhibit about Jewish food on the first floor near the museum shop. It was organized by food items - kugel, cholent, pickles, etc. The displays contained an interesting combination of items, videos, memorabilia. They even had cookbooks available for browsing (some in English). It was a delightful visit. I would allow at least 90 minutes to 2 hours. We did not go into the children's section.
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