Joods Historisch Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1001 RE

Price guide: Mid-range

Joods Historisch Museum
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#12 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, History

Expert review of Joods Historisch Museum

Insights into Amsterdam's Jewish community, in a museum spread over four historic synagogues.

The most absorbing part of this museum is the New Synagogue, where a large-scale, multi-media exhibition focuses on life for Amsterdam and Dutch Jews in the 20th century. Films, first-hand reports and mementoes present a very moving account of what Jews endured at the hands of the Nazis during the Second World War. In the Great Synagogue, you'll find various displays on Jewish practices - everything from marriage to circumcision. I also was thoroughly stimulated by the Children's Museum, a home of a typical Jewish family recreated in admirable detail.

Price advice: 

9 euros; students and over 65s, 6 euros; children 13-17, 4 euros; under 13s, and holders of the Museumkaart and I amsterdam Card free. 

More information on Joods Historisch Museum:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Museum, Religious site
Address:
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1001 RE
Telephone:
020 531 0310
Website:
http://www.jhm.nl
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 11am-5pm; closed Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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