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 »
我去過世界各地的幾個猶太人博物館。從紐約到柏林到悉尼。我可以說這是一個中等的博物館，位於一座代表佔領時期的建築物。展品描繪了猶太人的生活。我注意到強烈的猶太習俗和文化，是非常有趣，可激發大家的。更重要的是：猶太人堅強，沒有讓過去困擾它們，保持著強烈的習俗，團結一致，成為一個全球強大社區。我住過上海，了解一點中國歷史。我認為猶太人與中國有很大的不同。 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.
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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