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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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well laid out. You can get an audio set explaining the various items laid out. The interactive screens explain the various religious feasts. It's a small place. It might be interesting for those who have no or little knowledge about Jewish religious...More

Thank cristoph2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fairly small museum dedicated to Jewish history, encompasses an synagogue with mementos of Jewish life and recent history. The museum frequently updates its special exhibits. Now reviewing the strong Jewish influence in the recording industry including many " vinyl records" and playable songs. Museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place, staff is nice and everything is explained well. Just it's a bit overpriced in my opinion.

Thank Marta D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I was very interested in the history of Judaism in Amsterdam so this museum was a priority for me. However, AFTER I bought my ticket, I was told that the exhibits for the years 1600-1900 were closed for renovation. Seriously?!? Nevertheless, I went to...More

Thank B A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was small enough. Gave a great insight into life as a Dutch jew. Must really be interested in this sort of stuff to fully apriciate the museum.

Thank Davydaniels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, we had trouble getting in. They have this place locked down like Fort Knox for no apparent reason. The only thing open was the old synagogue with some old relics. I would not waste my time here. For significant Jewish sites, Prague has...More

Thank KB9MNN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were intending to go to the Anne Frank House but were advised by a local to go the this museum instead as it gave the whole story of the migration from Eastern Europe & Southern Spain We went on a quiet day & spent...More

Thank lamptechonthenet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not expect lots of interesting artefacts/ displays in this 'museum'. I find it more like a place of archival of the Jewish community. Being one who is not familiar to the Jewish culture (when I'm still trying to figure out where being a "Jew"...More

Thank Kwai Yin L
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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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:)
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23 April 2017|
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Response from Nancy882 | Reviewed this property |
About two hours. If you are so inclined, the gift shop is great.