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“Great history lesson, beautiful exhibits” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jewish Historical Museum

Jewish Historical Museum
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$16.40*
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
Ranked #48 of 466 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sacramento, California
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“Great history lesson, beautiful exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We went to the Jewish Museum at Christmas time. There was so much to be learned, they had a lot of information on the older original temples, they had a lot of information on the first Jewish families in Amsterdam. The exhibits were beautiful and moving. The exhibit with the current (post WWII) life of the Jews in the Amsterdam was wonderful. I was very impressed. If you are packed on time, I do not know if I would make this a must see, but if everything else is busy, I'd recognize it! :)

Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great exhibition, would recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

The price of the ticket included a free ticket to the Portugese synagogue across the road. The exhibitions were interesting, although the numbered exhibits in the case didn't seem to always match up on the information card so got a bit confusing. There were a number of touch screens explaining various aspects of Jewish life, celebrations and so on and there was a free audioguide available giving more information on the exhibits.
Upstairs was an exhibition on life during the war and the holocaust, with many personal items from people such as a child's dress with the yellow badge that Jews were forced to wear in the war. It was touching and brought it all to life. To be honest, I found this to be a lot more informative than the Anne Frank house.
The shop had some interesting books, and nice gifts, and there is a café downstairs (didn't visit this so can't comment)

Visited December 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A good and beautiful lesson in Judaism”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice combination of the Jewish history in Amsterdam, a children museum about Judaism and a nice synagogue . The ticket include also a pass to the next by Portuguese synagogue which worth it as well.

Visited December 2013
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Glasgow
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting seeing all the different artefacts. The films & interviews on the small screens were very informative. Worth a visit if you have time!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“I could easily have spent the day here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

How did these people hide all those artefacts? I particularly enjoyed the interactive areas where you could learn about what it is like to be a Jew. FASCINATING, thank you

Visited December 2012
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