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Jewish Historical Museum
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Ranked #58 of 521 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I always like to visit Jewish Historical Museums when traveling and surprisingly I found this one to be one of the best I have ever visited. They have a section that explores the Jews of Amsterdam from the 1900s to the present. It was fascinating to listen to the interviews of those who lived it. I did not have enough time to see and listen to everything because they were closing. I wish I had known to plan to be there three hours, one and one half was not enough.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

The Jewish Historical Museum, which is separate from the Portugese Synagogue (although one ticket from either gives you access to both) was very interesting and definitely worth a visit. It displays the history of some of the people and events of old Jewish Amsterdam very well. I'm not a museum guy but I found this one to be well worth the money and time.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is less a museum of the Jewish people and religion than it is a history of the Jews in the Netherlands. There is not too much about the Holocaust and World War II, but the story goes back to the expulsion of Jews from Spain and Portugal towards the end of the 15th Century and the reasons why many settled in the Netherlands in general and Amsterdam in specific. The museum is set in space "borrowed" from two old synagogues and is across the street from the huge Portuguese Synagogue. Your ticket to the Jewish Historical Museum includes entry into the Portuguese Synagogue. There is a cafe on the premises serving, among other things, some typical Jewish specialties.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I would go at the start of the day, when you are not tired, rather than at the end, as we did this time. Because this has some interesting info of Jewish history in this geography

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

There were a lot of signs etc from the museum and I expected more about the war ( effects in Amsterdam)and experiences of Jews in light of this promotion. Instead, it was all about the history of the Jewish faith - I cant' see how the detail they went into would appeal to many - it was 12 Euros which was a rip off compared to the other museums we visited. Go to the Resistance museum instead for a more interesting experience.

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