Relive the history of the Jews in the Netherlands at the Jewish Historical Museum! Fine art, religious artifacts, and items from domestic life tell the tale of Jewish immigration, assimilation, and persecution in Amsterdam. Then, in the adjacent Children’s Museum, follow your energetic guide, Max the Matzo, through a beautifully recreated, typical Jewish home. It’s a great experience for the whole family!
Pay homage to the fallen at the National Holocaust Memorial. Here, you can see the spot where more than 80,000 Dutch Jews were processed before deportation to Nazi concentration camps. Inside, the harrowing story is told through photographs, maps, and other artifacts from the World War II era.
Finally, at the Portuguese Synagogue, you’ll get a look at a beautiful example of Sephardic architecture from the 1600’s. Unassuming from the outside, the Portuguese Synagogue boasts of a breath-taking interior that is still used for religious ceremonies today. The sheer size of this holy building is a testament to the size and wealth of the Amsterdam Sephardic community during the Dutch Golden Age. Don’t overlook this hidden gem!
The Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, and National Holocaust Memorial are open daily. The Portuguese Synagogue is open Sunday through Friday.
All attractions are open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Check for different opening hours near Jewish and public holidays.
All attractions are located in the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam.
Getting There – Take Metro lines 51, 53 or 54 to the Waterlooplein station. Or, take tram lines 9 or 14 to the Waterlooplein or Artis stops.
Immediately on booking you will be emailed a receipt for your tickets. Your barcoded e-ticket will be sent by email within 24 hours of booking. This ticket can be shown on your smartphone to enter the attraction
Please show your smartphone ticket at the cash register of the Jewish Historical Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, or the National Holocaust Memorial.
All attractions are wheelchair accessible.
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