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Hollandsche Schouwburg

Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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"holocaust museum"
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"eternal flame"
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"death camps"
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"family names"
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"dutch jews"
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"memorial wall"
in 5 reviews
"jewish quarter"
in 6 reviews
"final journey"
in 2 reviews
"somber place"
in 2 reviews
"artis zoo"
in 4 reviews
"second world war"
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"buy a ticket"
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"worth a visit"
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"anne frank house"
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"theatre"
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"concentration"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum highlights the collection and deportation of Jewish families during WWII. It is sad and touching. The museum is small but well done.

Thank Davanrn
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The place exudes the past and you cannot fail to feel the emotion of place and the horrendous inevitability of the people who were held here. Worth a visit if only to remind yourself of the importance of not turning a blind eye and choosing...More

Thank samuren
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We fell across this attraction after touring the Museum of the Resistance, which is now a memorial to those Jewish people who passed through here on their way to various camps. We learned about it at the museum across the street which is where the...More

Thank bLiselotte
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

As you have probably read, this was the assembly point for the Jews in Amsterdam to be shipped off by the Nazis. Very important because it was the last place for many that they saw their children. We only had 20 minutes there because it...More

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial) is not located in the Jewish quarter with most of the other Jewish sites but it is well worth a visit. The small scale of the museum should make it particularly attractive to families with young children as you can...More

Thank MDXP
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The memorial itself is at the back of the theatre and you can go outside and get close to it, when you know the history of the site, it is hard not to be sad, and certainly makes you think about how our lives are...More

Thank cgmoo
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

Thank TheNorthernMonkey1
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

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

Thank Amsterdamadventurers
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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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