Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

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History Museum
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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  • This history is an amazing insight to what the Jewish population went through before and beyond Nazi occupation. Good for most ages to see.  more »
  • It's not really a museum yet, although they are working toward it. For now, it's not really worth the price of admission.  more »
  • There are two floors filled with Jewish historical information, exhibits of ceremonial items, historical objects, works of art, film footage with survivors, audio guides....If you were to read and lis...  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.