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Jewish Historical Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour
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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...more
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is relativly small. At the entrance an audio devices are available in many languages including Hebrew. I have learned a lot about the history of the Jews and their communities during the last 400 years.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yaelshapira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well crafted museum with interesting exhibits covering Jewish history in Amsterdam. Particularly loved the synagogue

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rkigervaron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting, get the free audio tour. The combo-ticket which is the only one available includes the Portguguese Synagogue located across the street (closes at 1:45 on Fri), the Holocaust museum (10 min walk, limited but interesting), Holocaust memorial (across from that, but really has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RhonaP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the site while on a trip to the Netherlands and went to visit site, as parents were very much involved in supporting the many Jewish families who were trying to flee out of the country during WWII. The site is an sobering experience of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Retiredtraveler65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Full of history. So glad we came. We must pay our respects to history. Easy to walk through and read the information. Thanks😎

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teach1977
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Really informative day out at Jewish Museum and Jewish Kinder Museum. my 3 boys learnt so much about music, customs, kosher cooking even cooking Challah bread. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sadie B
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Small but very nice museum. Objects, photographs, paintings. Influx of Jewish people in the Netherlands (Spinoza) and how they lived in the Netherlands. Also information about the effect of the holocaust for Dutch Jews and life after WO2 You can visit also the Portugese Synagoge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan-Auwke D
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Mainly housed in a former synagogue, this museum with free audiotour, gives a comprehensive view of Dutch Jewish history. Lots of interactive exhibits. Lovely artifacts. Gives a great impression of Jewish life in Amsterdam and the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GailDez
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The Jewish Historical Museum is established in the former Synagogue in Amsterdam. This museum gives a profound insight in the religion and history of the Jewish community. Starting with the collection of religious objects on the ground floor, upstairs a comprehensive narrative is presented of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The curation of this museum was what made it so engaging. There is a reconstruction of the synagogue where you learn about the beauty of worship and Judaism in daily life. There are exhibits about Jewish people in industry as well as the poor in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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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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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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