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Tickets for Jewish Historical Museum

The history of Jewish life in the Netherlands

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
11:30 - 15:00
Highlights
  • Your ticket to the Jewish Historical Museum includes access to the Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial)
  • Learn the importance of Jews in the Netherlands via a range of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Visit the fascinating Children's Museum and learn about the daily life of a typical Jewish family with your guide, the delightful Max the Matzo
Description

Located in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein, the Jewish Historical Museum offers visitors the chance to explore Jewish history and culture through 3D presentations, films, paintings and photographs. It's the Netherlands' only museum dedicated to Jewish history. Your audio guide will fill you in on the context as you walk.

The Jewish Historical Museum sits in a quiet district in Amsterdam's center. This area was once the cultural and religious hub for Jewish immigrants, though the demographics sadly changed as a result of the Nazi occupation and mass deportations. The Jewish Historical Museum stands a reminder both of this dark period, as well as a celebration of the Jewish traditions in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Though a single museum, the exhibits are actually spread throughout four monumental synagogues. The permanent exhibitions tell the story of Jewish culture and history in the Netherlands. One part of it - the Children's Museum - is set up as a home of a typical Jewish family. Learn about the daily life of the Hollander family as you (and your young ones) follow your lively guide Max the Matzo around.

This ticket also gets you access to other key sites in Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter, including the stately Portuguese Synagogue, and the moving Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial).

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What's included
  • Entrance to the Portuguese Synagogue + Audio guide
  • Entrance to Jewish Historical Museum + Audio guide
  • Entrance to the National Holocaust Memorial
  • Map for a tour around the Jewish Neighborhood + an app which can be downloaded for use during the tour in Dutch, English and Portuguese
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Jewish Cultural Quarter
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL, Amsterdam
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
WiFi
Audio guide
English, Dutch, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Reviews
Nov 3, 2018
IT IS AN AMAZING MUSEUM, ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE VISITED AROUND THE WORLD.
Sep 2, 2018
Great experience. Very touchy. Must see. Especially, in today’s world.
Jul 27, 2018
Interesting, comprehensive and well documented collection.
Jul 21, 2018
What an experience
Jul 19, 2017
A great way to learn about Jewish tradition.
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