Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam
(3.6/5 based on 75+ 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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  • Very impressive monument that bears witness to a black page in Dutch history. Here is your silent. Recommended. Netherlands country guide????
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  • This museum tells the story of Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. The story of individual children is told through their possessions, they gave their possessions to their friends for safekeeping u...  more »
  • We didn't plan to visit the place in advance, however, as it happened to be on our route, we decided to have a look. This is an interesting piece of history and very moving one.