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“perhaps the best historical museum ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
Ranked #16 of 453 things to do in Amsterdam
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Roseville, California
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“perhaps the best historical museum ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

An interesting perspective about the Dutch Resistance, beginning with banking and importance of moving money, then on to how the Nazis began gathering information on Dutch citizens, and slowly began to use the information against them.
Some of the interactive exhibits (there are many) force one to think about how you might respond to similar pressure from a government - pressure to self-identify race, religion, business, assets and inform on your friends. We found the museum thought provoking, especially considering today's police states and constant government surveillance.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What would you have done?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This museum, which is a little bit outside of the centre, poses the question "what would you have done?" during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. It presents personal tales of victims, survivors and average people in order to facilitate understanding of what happened and why.
The written information is in English and Dutch but there is a free audioguide which is available in many different languages.
This museum was very interesting and informative. Any interest in WW2 and this is a perfect stop.

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Stories of Unbelievable Courage and Cowardice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The museum recreates the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German Occupation of WWII, contextualizing the many stories of individual courage and cowardice. It brings home the horrors of war. Also just opened a Children's Museum of the Resistance--a daunting project beautifully done.

Visited December 2013
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Utica, New York
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“We've been to several Resistance museums. This is the best. BY FAR!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We've been to resistance museums in Paris, Rome, Bologna, other places. This is the best. By far. What a superb experience. Far more than a history of the Resistance, it's a history of the Dutch experience during WWII. I'm an art historian and this is one of the best designed museum experiences I have ever had. Just superb. Don't miss the Kid's Museum. Even if you don't bring kids, it's an interesting walk-through. Great combination of hands-on experiences and timelines. WOW.

Visited January 2014
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Germany
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“Thought provoking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Definitely not your usual WWII museum. Difficult and controversial subject matter, handled very delicately. Lot's to read (the audio guide is helpful to speed this up) but well worth the tram ride to get there. Included with the Holland Pass.

Visited November 2013
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