Witness the history of Dutch resistance to German occupation during World War II at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. This site tells the story of the Netherlands and its people from May 1940 to May 1945, when Nazi forces occupied the country. Discover the museum's permanent exhibit, which recreates everyday life for Dutch people in the 1930s and 1940s. Experience the feeling of walking down German-occupied streets in the Netherlands, and learn about small acts of resistance and larger historical moments of opposition during this time. Every country has its own piece of World War II history to share, and this museum is a wonderful place to learn about the Dutch perspective. Plan to visit Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Amsterdam attractions using our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.
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This museum is a real gem, and packs so much information into such a compact space. In fact, you'll easily need to allow yourself two hours plus, and that was without looking at the 'Junior' section, ... more »
My wife’s parents lived through WWII in Amsterdam. Her father was part of the resistance to Germany and was part of the forced labour imposed by the Nazis. I had heard many stories of their experience... more »
Was very interesting to see and hear first hand accounts of such a devastating time in history. Heartbreaking but also empowering to hear the stories of those who survived. I would give 5 stars but the museum was very confusing to navigate, with many parts tucked into corners that were easy to miss. I would have liked to walk through knowing I saw all there was.
We really loved the Resistance Museum JUNIOR area even though we are adults. It was much easier for us to follow along and to get a complete picture of the times and conditions.
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