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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0310
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Jewish historical museum to see the photo exhibition from Maria Austria, a photographer who came to the Netherlands and survived the 2nd World War. The exhibtition was very interesting: lots of pictures with all kinds of subjects. From the poor people...More

Thank henrivantilburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing very little about Judaism we decided to visit the Jewish Quarter. Historical museum was interesting more so when detailing Amsterdam WW11 , depressing and thought provoking. The ticket for €15 also included the holocaust museum , very sad, and the holocaust memorial as well...More

Thank annemarieb181
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides an insight into the life and history of Jewish people and has a very interesting section on WWII. The ticket also gets you entrance to a few other museums (Holocaust Museum being one) so it is well worth the money.

Thank celenet2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish museum gives you a profound history of the life of the jewish people in Amsterdam throughout the 17th century till now. Impressive of course but as a museum average.

Thank CJvN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent and comprehensive. The museum is clearly laid out, and has a huge amount of information about Judaism and the story of Jewish people in Amsterdam. Many displays are interactive, and you can spend ages reading the many screens, and listening to personal recollections. I...More

Thank fiosol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the ticket gets you 5 jewissh meusems including 2 holocaust museums-and audio guide in many languages - all sites close plan about 3 hours and you do all the museums

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The museum offers information on Jewish religioen and the history of Judaism in Amsterdam. Sicuraemtne to visit if you are interested in history. The collection is discreet. As a visit I feel the Portuguese synagogue more interesting.

Thank Baciccia_Riou
Reviewed 8 January 2018

in a word if you like history of jewish people this is a great museum thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my daughter learning history about our people

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This museum will take you the the rich history of the Jews Starting from the arrival of the first Jews to Amsterdam to present day. It is interesting and does a wonderful job of explaining the articles on display.

Thank heidi h
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is my favorite museum to recommend. Everyone has the Anne Frank house on their list, it is always busy and always crowded. All the furniture has been removed from the house to allow more people to fit. The experience is more about watching audio...More

Thank Tahoepov
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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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.
14 August 2017|
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Response from Dragan T | Reviewed this property |
Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary will be closed on september 24. 2017
14 August 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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