Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

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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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  • I loved this museum, not just because the items on display were of such excellent quality with clear explanations, but the interactive sections were amazing. The old synagogue (prayer house) has been ...  more »
  • We have been Amsterdam many times and this was our first visit to the Jewish quarter and the museum itself, One part of it - the Children's Museum - is set up as a home of a typical Jewish family. Goo...  more »
  • We visited the Jewish Historical Museum in large part because it was on the museumkaart and because of its proximity to the Hermitage Amsterdam. However, we had high hopes of seeing the two synagogues...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the first floor the most! Well worth 1.5 hours or so
  • 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.
  • An entire floor was closed, have to go through airlock to get in and out and rude staff demanding people remove their bags, despite a queue of people waiting at the information point the staff stood chatting.
  • Perfect Museum, nice color and pretty stuff inside.

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