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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 yesterday

My Jewish good friend and I visited the museum.. It touched in our hearts . It was an outstanding Old Synagogue .. It gave me goose bump to think about flashback in World War II.. How can impossible to keep the Jewish Synagogue ?? It...More

Thank John B
Reviewed yesterday

This was part of the tour we took and had no choice but to step in, even though I had no interest. As expected, it was totally without any relevance or context. The tour could do better to pick more interesting places to visit.

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum goes hand in hand with the Portgogue synagogue - visit both. Housed in a space that was formally 4 separate synagogues, one can see examples of torah arks, women galleries, etc. The roll of unused yellow Jewish stars is thought-provoking.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting self-guided tour through the old Grand Synagogue in Amsterdam. Lots of art and explanation of Jewish traditions through the observance of the religion. Worth seeing in combination with the Portuguese Synagogue and The National Holocaust Museum, which are all included on the same...More

1  Thank Peter2868
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am married to a Jew, and like to joke that I am Jew-ish. I have an interest in learning about Jewish history and culture, but slightly less about the religion itself. I find most Jewish museums too religious, or too focused on the (very...More

Thank pocmonster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a visit to this museum as for the price of entry you also get entry to 4 other local attractions in the Jewish quarter. It is well laid out and shows you the history of Jewry in Amsterdam through the ages and...More

1  Thank MichaelSManchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum and felt moved by the plight of Jews in WWII. We did think that there was opportunity to further develop this museum.

Thank 791Wally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with the Portugese Synagogue, you get entry into this museum. Well worth the visit, particularly if you are interested in Jewish history, as they have an intriguing look into the history of Jews in Amsterdam specifically.

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to see the museum and wasn't disappointed. Not overly large, but very interesting. The neat thing is that it was built around the original synagogue that was destroyed in the war. There is an exhibit on Jews & the music industry, artifacts from...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum with interesting temporary exhibit. One large part was closed for renovation....so we did not see much...be sure to check ahead to see what is open. Has a nice cafe with many traditional Kosher foods...that apparently will deliver to hotels. You can get a...More

Thank joel r
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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27 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
they were stil doing this when i visited late last year:)