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Hollandsche Schouwburg

Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
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Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is free to enter but donations are welcome. Very educational, sobering, reflective visit to this once deportation centre in the Jewish district of Amsterdam, Well worth a visit to view the exhibits and listen to the audio video presentaion explaining the history and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So moving to see this memorial. More than 6,000 family names of Jews who were deported, behind an eternal flame. The auditorium of this theatre, which the Nazis used as a 'holding' centre for Jews they were going to deport, has been demolished. The area...More

Thank fiosol
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The sign at the door tells it all: this is NOT a museum but a remembrance site. Once the home of a famous Dutch theatre, the Schouwberg (theatre) was the deportation site for 10s of thousands of Dutch Jews, 73% never survived their ordeals at...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A historic theatre in the Plantage district, built in 1892. In WWll the Germans turned it into a Jewish theatre, then a detention centre for Jews prior to deportation. 80,000 passed through here on their way to the concentration camps - very few returned. It...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

If we wouldn't have received free with the Amsterdam City card, this would be a 1 star. We love history, but this museum was only for a few moments pause for 2 memorials, a wall with all the last names of Jewish victims of WWII...More

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very important but somber place to visit. This was a live theater initially, then a segregated Jewish theatre when the Jewish restrictions began, and finally, here is where Jews were sent to begin their transfer to the concentration camps. Though unspeakably sad,...More

Thank Gene15217
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I would recommend everyone to visit this memorial. Emotive and overwhelming but so worth it. Photographs and displays throughout the building but particularly on the first floor really put a personal perspective on all that happened in this building. The map that showed where the...More

Thank Jules3391
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you visit more that 4 museums in a short period of time when you are in the Netherlands, it might be interesting to invest in a Museum Jaarkaart. It will grant you free acces to almost every museum in the Netherlands. The Museum itself...More

Thank HarryvandenBroek
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Changed from a theatre to a place to hold Jews prior to deportation in WW11. The long lists of names are always sad. Interesting exhibition upstairs with personal stories.

Thank Cath K
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The movie they play with testimonials of the Jewish round-up,was fascinating. The memorial itself is touching and the display upstairs beautiful. Well worth visiting.

Thank Lions300
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