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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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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.
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today our group of four visited the Jewish Holocaust Museum and the experince and service we recieved was atrocious. We arrived today at 4pm after missing out due to late arrival yesterday and asked what time we could explore your museum until. We were politely...More

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is a careful presented history of Jewish life in Amsterdam (and the Netherlands in general), it is not one of these depressingly sad collections of tragedies. It gives you a good overview and has some beautiful objects on display. I would not say...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is a loving and proud tribute to the centuries-long history of the Jewish community in Amsterdam. It’s a rich and layered history, lovingly and frankly told in the exhibits of this wonderful museum. Although I am not Jewish, I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for an hour and stayed almost 3. Very interesting exhibition, many artifacts, films and an free audio guide. Not very crowded

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very well arranged. Very interesting to walk and the audio guide is very interesting as well. A must in Amsterdam.

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I don’t mind museum staff who can be unreasonably grumpy for no reason. But this museum had the rudest receptionist ever! Instead of answering our questions, she wanted to deliver her boring and irrelevant speech. Really irritating. As far as the collection goes, it’s...More

Thank eagertraveller123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry to the Jewish Historical Museum includes admission to four separate sites: the historical museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the deportation museum and the national holocaust memorial. All are located close by within the old Jewish Quarter and I highly recommend visiting all four. At the...More

1  Thank Ilene
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the major museum within the Jewish Cultural Quarter. There is plenty to see and all aspects of Jewish life in Amsterdam are well presented. There is also a small children's museum which i think I mainly aimed at school groups. The museum itself...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This was not the first time that we have visited this museum, but this time we took a lot longer to see the exhibits. Some of the interactive exhibits are very interesting. A beautiful old building put to a very good use to help people...More

Thank Mickrush
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is an incredible place. The synagogue with its beautiful articles and information was wonderful, but what we found incredible was the museum beside it. We could have spent the entire day there. The drawings and paintings have interesting information accompanying them. There are letters,...More

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a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
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8 January 2018|
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Response from adam1951 | Reviewed this property |
They have guards to check bags, with small lockers in the entrance for something the size of a backpack. For a roller suitcase, you would need to contact them if they will watch it for you.
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carlysuesmom
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Response from Dragan T | Reviewed this property |
Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary will be closed on september 24. 2017
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Response from JCKamsterdam | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The following exhibitions will be open on September 28 or 29. In the Jewish Historical Museum: -Jewish Jukbox In the National Holocaust: -Almost Lost in History. Rediscovering the photography... More
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