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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant orchestrated museum, takes you on a round trip showcasing an exhibition of moving images, paintings and works of art of Ashkenazi and Saphardi Jewish people from the 1600-1900 in Amsterdam. Beautiful Jewish religious artifices and culture in the synagogue, exhibiting Passover "Seder" from the...More

Thank EmileKuper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very large collection of old and new objects tell the story of Jewish life in Amsterdam. Located on multiple floors of multiple buildings, the exhibits have English text in addition to the Dutch and really give a comprehensive understanding of the Jewish experience. Definitely...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was a very interesting museum. Well laid out and very informative. I do not know very much about the faith but nevertheless the audio and a Information given meant I left with more knowledge than when I started

Thank pamconiam
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We saw the Jewish History museum in Berlin a few weeks prior to visiting the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. I far prefer the one in Amsterdam. It is user friendly, gives us an insight into the religion, life and the horrors of displacement ,...More

Thank pvq2015
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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 19 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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 13 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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
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:)