Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

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#22 of 120 in Museums in Amsterdam
Housed in Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter, Joods Historisch Museum documents the hardships and journeys of the nation's religious and cultural minority through artifacts, art, and music. Visit the museum, located in a series of former synagogues, and explore its rotating collection of more than 11,000 objects. Look for the themed exhibitions focusing on the customs and traditions of Judaism, as well as their place in Dutch history. Join one of the museum's guided tours, each with a different focus, to gain a more in-depth understanding of specific topics in Dutch-Jewish history. Temporary displays and galleries make up a great deal of the museum's offerings, so be sure to check the website to see which displays are open during your visit. Put Joods Historisch Museum into our Amsterdam trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amsterdam.
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  • This is an interesting place to visit if you have the time and inclination. The special exhibit on Kabala was very informative and one could see why people are drawn into this.  more »
  • I've been to a couple of Jewish museums around the world. From Newport to Berlin to Sydney. I can say that this is a medium museum, located in a building that represents the occupation period. The exhibits depict the life of the Jews in draw ink. I have noticed that the strong Jewish customs and culture are very interesting and can inspire everyone. What is more important is that the Jews are strong and have not bothered them, and have maintained their fierce customs and unity, and have become a powerful community in the world. I have lived in Shanghai and learned a little about China's history. I think the Jewish people are very different from China.
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  • An excellent overview of Jewish culture and the impact the 1930-40s had. The ground floor explains different items, traditions and rituals with in-depth information. The upper floor is dedicated to the impact of the 1930-40s. Please note that this isn't the Holocaust museum, that is only a few minutes walk away and included with the same ticket. I had lunch here and that was great! Friendly staff and a delicious pear tart (highly recommended!!).
  • Interesting Jewish historical stories of individuals and families that were very moving. Not crowded and easy to spend an hour or two. This helped me better understand the local impact of WWII on the Jewish population.
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