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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0310
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The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Three permanent exhibitions present the history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions, the museum always offers two great temporary exhibitions and the fun JHM Children's museum.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0310
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a relatively small museum with displays of the history of Jewish life in Amsterdam. In addition to many artifacts, there is a room that had been a synagogue. The entire museum is tastefully arranged, and offers meaningful remembrances. There is also a section...More

Thank adam1951
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked 3 tickets and were there at the designated place / time: no one showed up!!! To make matters worse, they accused of us of being late, when they were the ones who didn't show up! Unbelievable! 75 euros for nothing! Just terrible service

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fascinating insight into Judaism and, in the heart of what was Amsterdam's Jewish district, a look into Jewish life in the city so cruelly decimated by WWII. Much larger than I expected with an excellent light and airy cafe

Thank Roger_Swindells
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this museum! The staff was very friendly and helpful and the pass to visit four museums was reasonably priced. The free audio tour is excellent. It made wandering through the different areas of the museum at my own pace most enjoyable, and because...More

Thank tribemembers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has two permanent exhibitions, one on the history of jewish life, the other focussing on jewish religion. The first is excellent, and makes great use of film, photos, interviews. The audio guide is excellent. The religious exhibition was not of interest. While we...More

2  Thank Fitzroytraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To understand the atrocities of WW11, this museum is a must visit. The exhibits bring home what happened to the Jews especially during WW11, One feels part of their history and torment and thankfully not involved. A real wake up to the tragedy they suffered.

Thank JohnandFi1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us a little while to warm up to this museum, perhaps because the ground floor in the body of the old synagogue was focused on Jewish ceremony, a subject we knew little about. But once we started focusing step by step on the...More

2  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about five hours (it can be done in less, but we were absorbed) touring the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam and the related exhibit of the Portuguese Synagogue. Both were excellent and were so well done and presented. Audio guide was excellent. The ticket...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this museum, and would recommend itto everyone visiting the city, together with the Portuguese synagogue just across the street. A must if you want to understand the Jews in this country (and not only)..

Thank reinier s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here at the suggestion of Jewish friends and glad we did. While there is overlap with the Resistance Museum, this one tells a more complete story of the Jewish experience before, during and post war. The first hand accounts of the people returning...More

Thank UConnBBfan
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Dragan T | Reviewed this property |
Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary will be closed on september 24. 2017
14 August 2017|
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Response from JCKamsterdam | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The following exhibitions will be open on September 28 or 29. In the Jewish Historical Museum: -Jewish Jukbox In the National Holocaust: -Almost Lost in History. Rediscovering the photography... More
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28 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
they were stil doing this when i visited late last year:)