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  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Portuguese Synagogue

Amsterdam: National Holocaust Museum & Memorial Ticket

Product ID: 139160
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Discover a history of despair and deliverance at the National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Gain access to 5 different locations in the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam with an included ticket valid for one month.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter at your own pace
  • Learn about the history of WW II in Amsterdam
  • Visit all the permanent and temporary exhibitions on a combined ticket
Full description
The Hollandsche Schouwburg served as a wartime deportation center. Jews from Amsterdam and the surrounding areas received a call-up notice to report to the theatre and were held there for hours, days and sometimes weeks on end. Shut off from the outside world, they awaited transport to the transit camps Vugt or Westerbork. A place of intense sorrow, the Hollandsche Schouwburg has served as a Holocaust memorial site for Jewish victims of the Nazi persecution in the Netherlands since 1962.

On the other hand, the National Holocaust Museum (in development) – now housed in the former Hervormde Kweekschool adjacent to the creche – was once a place where lives were saved. Here, with the help of various student resistance groups, more than 600 children from the creche were smuggled via that building to relative safety. Several escape routes were devised and put into effect. The unique story of how these children survived will be told here. In addition, visitors are acquainted with the history of the Holocaust through the museum’s temporary exhibitions including artwork and original objects as well as eye-witness accounts. On this historical location in Amsterdam, the permanent National Holocaust Museum is currently in the process of development, with a permanent retrospective exhibition about the Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust.

A JCQ-Ticket will give you access to 5 locations in the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Besides the Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum, you can visit the Jewish Historical Museum with its Children's Museum and the impressive 17th century Portuguese Synagogue. The ticket is valid for one month.
Includes
  • Museum and Memorial entrance fees
  • Entrance to the Jewish Historical Museum, Children's Museum and Portuguese Synagogue
  • Audio tour
  • Map with walking tour through the old Jewish neighborhood
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Plantage Middenlaan 24.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays, but carefully check the calendar for Jewish holidays
• This ticket will be valid for 1 month from the date of purchase
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.8 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
3.3/5
Safety
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