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Hollandsche Schouwburg
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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Tickets and Tour
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

There was one display room with artifacts, photos ect All displays were not followed with a description so grab the note card outside the door to get the details on what you are looking at. The courtyard has some of what seems to be the original structure still intact

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went in here by chance .It is a overwhelming place to visit but in a good way.Its makes you really think of what those poor Jewish family's went through at the hands of the Germans in WW2.
This was a deportation centre where they were then taken to the camps.Many were never seen again.There was no fee to go in but like you to leave a donation if you want to.Well worth a visit and just a little walk away is the zoo and Resistance Muesum.

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is an emotional site to visit. It was an old theater that the Nazis used as a location to congregate the Jews before deporting them off to Concentration Camps. There is a memorial there, along with some notes that people have left in all sorts of languages....which reminds us of how this horrible time touched people around the world. There is a wall of marble with thousands of family names inscribed - above an eternal light. You don't need to spend a long time there - but it's quite touching. There is also a small museum of some sort upstairs - I understand it might be catered more toward children - but I'm not certain as I did not go up there.

Thank Mbuti
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

i have visited this place many times over the last 12 years,but this time around i bought my husband too,as its something i wanted him to see.
It contains many photographs and relics of amsterdams once vibrant jewish history,and there is also a memorial wall containing the family names of those deportees who did not return.
There are cards with english translations next to the doorway to the upstairs room,to give you an understanding of what you are looking at.
Across the street from this building is the Kinderheim(Where the children were seperated from their parents and cared for by nurses,prior to being returned to their parents at the hour of deportation) Although you cant go into this building there is a memorial plaque on the front wall outside.
There is also a good selection of exhibits about the 'Righteous Gentiles' (non-jews who risked their lives to hide jews during 1941-45)
There is a basalt column as a memorial standing on a plinth shaped as a magen david,where the stage used to be,and also behind that,a tiny garden area with a large photo of the theater taken during the height of the occupation.
Its sad to think that 95% of the people who passed through this building during 1941-43 NEVER returned,and died mainly in sobibor and auschwitz
I definitely recommend visiting this place.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We came into our visit not knowing much about Amsterdam's history, and left feeling about the same. The museum does have an interesting history and great stories to tell, but unfortunately, being an English speaker, these stories didn't translate. There was no English signage or descriptions amongst the museum, other than a video in the foyer of the theatre. This place has a lot of potential to be an incredible place to learn about the Holocaust, but doesn't seem to be utilized to its fullest potential.

If we didn't get in for free with our I Amsterdam passes, I wouldn't have bothered paying to see it.

Thank JessicaAndMichael
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