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  • Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Open daily 11am - 5pm.
  • Admission: Adults, €12; Teens 13-17, €6; Children, 6-12 €3; Under 6, free

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Jewish Historical Museum Tours

Amsterdam is justly proud of its long-standing reputation for tolerance and with Ashkenazi Jews finding refuge in its borders throughout the 17th century, Jewish traditions have played an important part in the city’s heritage.

To honor this, the award-winning Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) opened in the 1930s, and despite being shut down during the Nazi occupation of WWII, reopened in 1955. Its present location sprawls throughout the 17th-century buildings of 4 Ashkenazi synagogues on Jonas Daniël Meijerplein; as impressive outside as it is inside. Today, it remains the country’s only dedicated Jewish museum, exploring the history, culture and religion that have shaped so much of its population.

A vast collection of artwork, short films and photography accompanies the three permanent exhibitions, which showcase over 11,000 objects and focus on ‘Jewish traditions and customs’, the ‘history of Jews in the Netherlands’ and the harrowing tales and written testimonies of persecution under Nazi rule.

The modern museum also puts a twist on the storytelling in the adorning ‘JHM Children’s Museum’, where all ages are welcome to take part in Jewish-themed activities – if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to bake matzo, play traditional Jewish music or write in Hebrew, this is the place to learn. There’s even a café onsite, where you can recover from the day’s explorations – all kosher, of course.

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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour, Amsterdam, null
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour

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Beautiful synagogues, striking buildings and impressive monuments colour the streets of Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter. Stroll through this historic area ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.95
Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts, Amsterdam, Museum Tickets ... 
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts

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Enjoy free and discounted admission to must-see attractions and museums in Amsterdam and other popular Dutch cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam with the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $47.87
Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Walking Tour in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Sightseeing Passes
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Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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In this 2-hour small group tour, walk through Amsterdam with a professional guide that shows you Amsterdam during the World War II, through the eyes of Anne ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.13
Amsterdam Super Saver: Van Gogh Museum & City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Amsterdam, Walking ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Van Gogh Museum & City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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Beat the queues with a skip-the-line ticket to Amsterdam’s renowned Van Gogh Museum. Once inside, marvel at more than 200 paintings from the Dutch master, as ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $44.28
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Amsterdam's National Holocaust Museum and Memorial Entrance Ticket, Amsterdam, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Amsterdam's National Holocaust Museum and Memorial Entrance Ticket

During the Second World War, the German occupier forcibly assembled Jews in the Hollandsche Schouwburg, then a well-known theater. From there more than 46,000 ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.95
Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (3 hours), Amsterdam, Attraction Tickets
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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (3 hours)

Travel back in time with us to the 16th century when Amsterdam became the safe place for Jewish families fleeing from Southern and Eastern Europe. Wander with ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.77
Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue

Experience the Golden Age of Amsterdam with admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, home to one of the city's most exquisitely preserved 17th-century ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.95
Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds, Amsterdam, Attraction Tickets
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Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Marvel at the beautiful monuments of Amsterdam's old Jewish neighbourhood. Get access to all the sights of the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its exhibitions and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.88
Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets, Amsterdam, Cultural Tours
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Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets

Explore Amsterdam’s scenery on a canal cruise, admiring historic merchant houses, bridges, and houseboats. Then head to the Jewish Cultural Quarter where ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 to 4 hrs

From USD $35.85
Portuguese Synagogue: Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Portuguese Synagogue: Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam

Bask in the romantic atmosphere of a 1-hour candlelight concert at Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue, located in the heart of the city's Jewish Quarter. Once a ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.35

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