Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
A landmark buildingĀ that began as a distinguished theater and ended up a deportation center for local Jews, Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg now houses a museum dedicated to one of the city's darkest episodes. Opened in the 1890s, the theater once served as the hub of Amsterdam's cultural life, premiering many major plays by popular dramatist Herman Heijermans. In 1941, the Nazi occupiers turned the building into an exclusively Jewish theater, and then quickly converted it into a holding center for Jewish prisoners awaiting deportation. Archival footage and photographs provide a glimpse into the final days of thousands who passed through the former theater on their way to extermination camps. Work out when and for how long to visit Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam vacation builder.
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  • We took a guided tour of the Anne Frank House. Our tour guide said we had enough time to stop at the Hollandsche Schouwburg, which we did. It is a memorial to the Jews from the Netherlands who perishe...  read more »
  • This was a lovely memorial to all that had perished from the Netherlands during WWII. They have a small room with all of the lists of the surnames for the 100,000 people. It's inscribed on the walls a...  read more »
  • See the location not in itself exciting. You really should read the stories about bringing together of the Jews in the second world war. Most were deported and some could escape.
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