Joods Historisch Museum

Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1001 RE, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 531 0310

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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. 

Expert tips

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • History