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Hollandsche Schouwburg

Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0380
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site was formerly a theatre but used as a holding centre for Jews during WWII, before they were taken to the various death camps around Europe. You get a real understanding of how cramped conditions were and the difficulties those poor families faced -...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Hollandsche Shouwburg was the place where the Germans gathered the Jews from Amsterdam before they deported them to the concentration camps. Because of the historical significance it's a must see. It's also impressive in the sense that it gives you an feeling for the...More

2  Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This former theatre, used by the Nazis to cram in Jews during WW2, is definitely worth a visit. It's free entry, basic, takes a touch of using imagination (the back of the old theatre is open space now, but there's photos of it to go...More

Thank Emily_Chester
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Staff here were exceptionally nice and went out of their way to explain the role the building played during the holocaust. Once a theatre, this building was used as a deportation centre where Jews were held before they were taken to concentration camps in Germany....More

1  Thank butlerpr2016
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Very moving place and great to visit if you have an interest in WW2/Jewish history. Haunting but touching to see all the surnames on the wall. As well as the exhibition upstairs. Part of the €15 ticket to multiple places, very good value for money.

Thank natalie1801
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have a keen interest in all holocaust and ww2 history. I have a friend whom I met up with in amsterdam and he was very keen to take me here...... This is a piece of history and horrific reminder of the terrible acts man...More

Thank James_Hunter86
Reviewed 14 November 2016

A truly sad place to visit and one I will not forget 46,000 jews were deported from this building to be murdered. Ask for THE NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

Thank HarleyMatt
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This museum tells the story of Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. The story of individual children is told through their possessions, they gave their possessions to their friends for safekeeping until their return after the war. The children never returned to collect their possessions...More

2  Thank YvetteOB
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We didn't plan to visit the place in advance, however, as it happened to be on our route, we decided to have a look. This is an interesting piece of history and very moving one.

1  Thank Antonina B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took a guided tour of the Anne Frank House. Our tour guide said we had enough time to stop at the Hollandsche Schouwburg, which we did. It is a memorial to the Jews from the Netherlands who perished at the hands of the Nazi's...More

2  Thank DJH2010
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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