Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
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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  • The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is very close to the Portuguese Synagogue, and it is well worth a visit. The self-guide provided has very comprehensive explanations, and it is available in.....  more »
  • We loved our short visit to this museum. It teaches about the centuries of history of the Jewish population. It houses beautiful pieces of art and very interesting but sad stories about the second...  more »
  • Went specifically to see the Kabbalah exposition that was really interesting and very informative, but a little dense, not for everyone I think. Ended up only with half an hour to see the first part of museum over the Jewish history in the Netherlands. Looking forward to come back and see all of it. A great tip for those who don’t know: the ticket is valid for a month for all the Jewish quarter museums!
  • An insightful and interesting museum showcasing the history and development of the Jewish religion and the Jewish people. Wandering around here made me realise how very little I actually knew about the Jewish way of life. The audio guide is worth its weight in gold and the displays are very illuminating. There is also a cafe on the ground floor that serves Jewish food and beverages which we'd never sampled before and was an authentic way to finish the experience.

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