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. Put Jewish Historical Museum into our Amsterdam trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amsterdam.
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  • Ive been to a number of Jewish museums (Washington DC, Krakow, Berlin to name a few) and to compare all the museums, Amsterdam I liked the least. There is so much history, personal stories, and oppres...  more »
  • We visited the Jewish Historical Museum and had an excellent experience. This exhibition is great value for money and very informative, especially the visual displays and the testimonies of people who...  more »
  • Lots of good content, both religious and historical. Thought the contemporary art was kind of odd and didn’t mesh well, but that was a relatively minor part. Cafe is decent as well Overall, recommend  more »
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  • Interesting presentation style with use of audio guide and video stations. We visited the museum in the same day as the Anne Frank house ( after) and felt that was a good combination. Our visit was followed by the Holocaust museum. Albeit heavy, we felt it was important to see these. Would probably recommend changing order to Anne Frank house, Holocaust museum, then this museum for a lighter finish.
  • Another must! Ticket is combined with synagoge as well as Holocaust museum. Plan more or less for one day. Nice restaurant inside. A lot to learn and experience.
  • A nice museum. Can be combined with Portoguese synagogue, Holocaust-Museum etc in one ticket. A lot to see.
  • Firstly, it was really interesting, all things inside this museum are beautiful. You can ask the entrance for a free audio tour, which is cool to hear the story meanwhile you are visiting.
  • Peaceful museum. Have Jewish permanent exhibitions as well as temporary regarding new artists. Enjoyed the most the vinyl room where you can just chill and hear different records.
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