This really is an excellent museum. Considering the relatively small area it occupies, they have managed to squeeze so much into this place but there isn't a sense of things being crammed in. The exhibits are well presented in Dutch and English and touch on some quite powerful subjects around the occupation of the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies during WW2. There are lots of physical artefacts to support the written exhibits; for example, a crystal radio design that was developed by a young resistance member and a baby pram with a handgun hidden in the cot. These add depth to the accounts of the other exhibits and make for a well rounded, well informed, and at times quite saddening experience.
You can pay extra for an audio guide, but if you're travelling on a budget it is still a great experience without one - we didn't bother and still took a lot away from it.
This museum really made us think about an area of the Second World War which is rarely taught in history in British schools, and gave us a huge respect for the people of the Netherlands and a real appreciation of the freedoms of modern life that we enjoy daily.
Thought provoking, powerful, and well presented. You can get in here for free with an i-amsterdam card but if you don't have one it's still worth paying the admission fee (which at €8 for an adult is pretty good value given the prices of other places) to get into one of the best museums I've ever visited. A must see for a trip to Amsterdam.
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