Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
(4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Housed in Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter, Jewish Historical Museum documents the hardships and journeys of the nation's religious and cultural minority through artifacts, art, and music. Visit the museum, located in a series of former synagogues, and explore its rotating collection of more than 11,000 objects. Look for the themed exhibitions focusing on the customs and traditions of Judaism, as well as their place in Dutch history. Join one of the museum's guided tours, each with a different focus, to gain a more in-depth understanding of specific topics in Dutch-Jewish history. Temporary displays and galleries make up a great deal of the museum's offerings, so be sure to check the website to see which displays are open during your visit. Take a look at our Amsterdam itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Jewish Historical Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • Must see and take in history, learn about Amsterdam and relation to Jews and people in general Take 4hr to complete tour and sites 
  • This is a large museum, with a lot of audio/visual material if you want to spend time listening to this. It's set in a former synagogue, and explains a lot about the jewish religion and way of life. T...  more »
  • I have seen a number of Jewish Museums in the U.S. The one here is comparable in some ways, but does not excel. The displays are pretty much the same, a few artifacts and lots of pictures with reading...  more »
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  • You have to dedicate a whole day to absorb all the info! Great exhibitions, easy explanations, perfect audio guide. It is detailed and well researched. We need more of these in Europe, so we never forget how we treated Jews and how should they be treated. Congratulations! :-)
  • Well built the Dutch Jewish history museum. The ticket includes entrance to four more other related sites, like the Portuguese synagogue across the street. Highly recommended.
  • A nice museum about Jewish history. It's worth a visit if you have Jewish heritage.
  • A very nice museum. Well done and worth a visit. Management should note that people giving guided tours tend to block portions of some areas and are so self absorbed that they make it difficult for others to view the material displayed. Still well worth the visit.
  • Very nice museum telling the history of the Jews in Amsterdam. The museum also has a small synagogue and is located close to the big synagogue of Amsterdam.