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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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Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0310
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess we had hoped for more here............were hoping to learn more of how the Jewish people survived in WWII. We found the place and the exhibits rather boring. We learned far, far more about the history of Dutch Jewish people during WWII at the...More

Thank Traveler06232009
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was great because it requires you to fully engage with the exhibits. Lots of personal stories and accounts, artifacts often linked to personal stories of how the museum came into possession of the artifact as well. Wonderful opportunity to learn and grow. Took...More

Thank Natasha V
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were here a large part of the museum was closed for renovation. What we saw was interesting - many sad stories from this time. We must never forget.

Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this museum, not just because the items on display were of such excellent quality with clear explanations, but the interactive sections were amazing. The old synagogue (prayer house) has been turned into an interactive room showcasing every item used during prayers, holidays or...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been Amsterdam many times and this was our first visit to the Jewish quarter and the museum itself, One part of it - the Children's Museum - is set up as a home of a typical Jewish family. Good priced admission as you...More

1  Thank porkpig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Jewish Historical Museum in large part because it was on the museumkaart and because of its proximity to the Hermitage Amsterdam. However, we had high hopes of seeing the two synagogues associated with the museum. suffice it to say, these hopes were...More

Thank JeffLookinatFish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There really is not much to see here. I was very disappointed, and glad that the ticket covered admission to some more interesting places. We went to the cafe. The service was appalling. Everyone was asking where their food was. No apologies from the staff.

Thank SassieM64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is an excellent alternative for those visitors who are unable to get a ticket to the Anne Frank House. There is an ample an candid account of the tragic fate of the Jewish population during Nazi occupation, including a...More

1  Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to get through an airlock to get in and out of the building, unfriendly staff who lactured visitors, after paying waited in a queue for the person at the information desk to stop having a private conversation whilst there was half a dozen visitors...More

Thank RobTemplar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to visit the Jewish Historical Museum. The first part of the tour, including the synagogue was a good retrospective of Jews in the Netherlands. We were very upset that we could not go into the Portuguese Synagogue as they had...More

1  Thank choco_nut_9
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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Does the Children's Museum still offer the challah-making activity? How long does it take and would it be appropriate for a 4 year old (very mature for her age)?
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:)
Dawn M
I've visited the museum before, years ago, and found it very impressive. Unfortunately I cannot remember whether the majority of the museum is wheelchair accessible or not? We have friends visiting and we are looking for an alternative to the Anne Frank House, which is unwilling to work with us on ideas for wheelchair users utilizing more of the museum.
23 April 2017|
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Response from ripsuli | Reviewed this property |
it is! wheelchair lifts eeeverywhere.
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How long does it take to see the museum
24 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy882 | Reviewed this property |
About two hours. If you are so inclined, the gift shop is great.