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Jewish Historical Museum

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Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 531 0310
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed...

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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We went there and spent about 2 hours in the museum. it is very informative both about the Jewish life cycle and the Jewish community in Amsterdam before and after the war. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Danielle C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there and spent about 2 hours in the museum. it is very informative both about the Jewish life cycle and the Jewish community in Amsterdam before and after the war. The gift shop was great as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not Jewish, but I love Israel and the Jewish people. This museum is conveniently located near a metro station (Waterlooplein) and is full of so much history. I suggest getting the free audio guide they have available at the information desk. It takes you through the different displays and tells you about the history of the Jewish people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry includes four locations - this main museum with an excellent audio and display, the Portuguese Synagogue nearly next door, and the Holocaust museum five minutes walk away. All well worth visiting - allow a couple of hours for them all. A moving reminder of terrible history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice and informative museum. The audio guide is free with your admission and I definitely recommend that you get one. The museum is so nicely laid out. It includes very nice artifacts and things. Tip: allow a few hours for this as this is not something that you want to rush through.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative museum. It included some interactive parts. It was Chanukah when we went and they had a candle lighting ceremony. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was there last time the JHM had 2 amazing exhibitions: 1 about Amy Winehouse (her brother was the curator) and 1 about Max Heijmans (well know former Dutch clothing designer). Both very interesting and entertaining. The steady exhibition about Judaism and the long history of jews in Amsterdam is also very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ran out of time inside. Spent an hour, needed extra 15min. It was quite informative and an interesting building. Felt tho could have had more depth or sophistication in delivery of information. Will go back and finish off (as free on museumkaart). Worthy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sad, difficult place to visit but absolutely essential to reminds us all that we must never forget the sins of the past and to never allow such atrocities to happen again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To understand from now to then, people to objects, individuals to masses this museum is not only interesting it is by itself a monument. Read the signs.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam used to be a lively neughbourhood which printed a stamp on the character of Amsterdam. The Jewish Museum had a interesting collection of daily Jewish life, but also exhibitions of Jewish artists. It s worth a visit.

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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 oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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