The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), Amsterdam

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Witness the history of Dutch resistance to German occupation during World War II at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). This site tells the story of the Netherlands and its people from May 1940 to May 1945, when Nazi forces occupied the country. Discover the museum's permanent exhibit, which recreates everyday life for Dutch people in the 1930s and 1940s. Experience the feeling of walking down German-occupied streets in the Netherlands, and learn about small acts of resistance and larger historical moments of opposition during this time. Every country has its own piece of World War II history to share, and this museum is a wonderful place to learn about the Dutch perspective. Plan to visit The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Amsterdam attractions using our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was intrigued to visit this museum given its history and the role it played in WW2. Sadly, it didn't deliver for me. I was most disappointed with the lack of english information available. I was giv...  more »
  • Just imagine what you would do when faced with saving a neighbor and risking your life. This is a small museum but the organization lets you find small corners to be alone with history.  more »
  • This museum offers interesting perspectives on what life was like during the nazi occupation. It does a great job showing how different segment of society reacted to the Nazis and what life for the or...  more »
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  • Worthwhile visiting. Gives a very frank presentation of the resistance and the audio tour guide is excellent. The final segment on the impact of WW2 on the Dutch settlements in the East Indies is particularly interesting, and if anything I'd say there could be a bit more information here! Overall very interesting though.
  • I absolutely loved this museum. One of my favourite historical topic is the world war 2, in which this museum gave us a lots of insight into the everyday life of Holland during the war, and also how people started to raise against the German. It was truly through provoking, touching, and we were never bored or uninterested during our 3 hour long visit. We were also able to visit the side attraction which was specifically about children during the war. The whole set up was making us feel like we were time traveling. I also liked that the real life examples were not encouraging us to think black or white. One of the best museum I've ever visited. Truly recommended!
  • This museum positions itself as a museum about Dutch resistance during War War II. Be prepared to read your way through the museum with too many words, not enough 'material culture'. And most disappointing is the revelation that most Dutch 'adapted' in war-time, while some collaborated, and few (by percentage) resisted. I concluded the museum should be renamed the Dutch World War II Museum, as resistance accounted for such a small number of citizens and has a small presence in this museum. The most fascinating section -- way at the back and intended for children -- follows four children through their experiences during the war. Best part of our visit!
  • What a gem! We ended up here because there was no slot to visit Anne Frank house, but honestly no regrets, my kids loved the way it gives insight in the lives of various kids living through the war. The interviews at the end with the kids as old people was also very interesting. We ended up spending 2h here
  • Must see when you are in Amsterdam. Very interesting and educating. Go there. Enjoy
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