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Hollandsche Schouwburg

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Plantage & the East
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Address: Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
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Very moving place and great to visit if you have an interest in WW2/Jewish history. Haunting but touching to see all the surnames on the wall. As well as the exhibition upstairs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very moving place and great to visit if you have an interest in WW2/Jewish history. Haunting but touching to see all the surnames on the wall. As well as the exhibition upstairs. Part of the €15 ticket to multiple places, very good value for money.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have a keen interest in all holocaust and ww2 history. I have a friend whom I met up with in amsterdam and he was very keen to take me here...... This is a piece of history and horrific reminder of the terrible acts man can cause. I was truly humbled by this place and for anyone with any interest... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A truly sad place to visit and one I will not forget 46,000 jews were deported from this building to be murdered. Ask for THE NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

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Thank HarleyMatt
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This museum tells the story of Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. The story of individual children is told through their possessions, they gave their possessions to their friends for safekeeping until their return after the war. The children never returned to collect their possessions as they were murdered by the Nazis. The museum gives a true sense of how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We didn't plan to visit the place in advance, however, as it happened to be on our route, we decided to have a look. This is an interesting piece of history and very moving one.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took a guided tour of the Anne Frank House. Our tour guide said we had enough time to stop at the Hollandsche Schouwburg, which we did. It is a memorial to the Jews from the Netherlands who perished at the hands of the Nazi's during WWII. There is a memorial wall in the courtyard. In a small room there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely memorial to all that had perished from the Netherlands during WWII. They have a small room with all of the lists of the surnames for the 100,000 people. It's inscribed on the walls and there is a pretty eternal flame. Very touching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We spent just over an hour here, wonderful to see the exhibit and memorial wall. This isn't on the typical tourist trail but should accompany any visit to Anne Frank House as provides the typical experience of Amsterdam's Jews. Heartbreaking.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I decided against the jewish quarter ticket as the holocaust museum was, in their own words, only just up and running so i thought i'd wait until my next visit for that. Just across the street is this place and it was free so I went to have a look and I'm glad I did. Very interesting history of this... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The old theater building was used to be in the area where many Jews lived and therefore was used by the Nazis to concentrate the Jews before transporting them to the east. There is not much of the theater to see as today is a museum. The place is not so big but impressing, as you can see a short... More 

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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 oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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