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“Much more here than in the Anne Frank House”

The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

A very interesting, small museum about the Nazi period in the Netherlands, that foreign visitors, in general, hardly know. It hosts many objects and documents, with comprehensive descriptions, most of them bilingual. It explains quite well the ambiguous relationships between the Nazi governments and the "Dutch cousins" at the beginning, evolving into an open military occupation afterwards, focusing on the different expressions of the resistance movement in the Country and its repression.

Although with lower emotional impact, it gives to the visitor a much more comprehensive picture of WWII Netherlands than the very popular Anne Frank House.

There is a lot to read, so take your time to visit it properly. I would suggest to dedicate to it 3 hours to fully enjoy it.

Thank topoz
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Having read great reviews, perhaps my expectations were perhaps to high. It is largely a read, at least for English visitors, of war time in Netherlands and I suspect understated Dutch Resistance work.
Actually we walked there from our central hotel and the walk through charming streets made it worthwhile.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was quite impressed with the way the Dutch have looked very honestly at their role in WWII. This museum admits that three different paths were taken at that time - collaboration, acceptance, resistance. The bravery of the men and women who resisted is so very fascinating. As a fan of WWII spy novels, I loved viewing the objects and reading the true stories of those who resisted.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Should be compulsory for all still in school... A superb place with a powerful message... The Dutch, and especially Jews, really did suffer i... a very sobering experience that

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Excellent museum. I found out about this museum through Trip Adviser and decided to visit it after reading other people's reviews. So glad I did as it was well worth it. Shows the history of the Dutch Resistance and the plight of the Jews during WW2. I recommend visiting this museum prior to visiting the Ann Frank House. You cannot buy tickets anywhere other than at the museum as it is not advertised through the hotels or the main touring companies in Amsterdam, which is a shame really as many tourists will miss out on this gem if they don't know about Trip Adviser. I went on a Saturday afternoon and there was no que and not many people inside. A well kept delightful secret but more people should know about it. Go and enjoy, it cost 8 euros. Request a free talking recording and allow at least 90 mins to cover it all.

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