Jewish Museum in Amsterdam
The Jewish Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands to focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. The museum is located in a group of four historical Ashkenazi synagogues at the heart of the former Jewish quarter in the centre of Amsterdam.
It features the following themes: the role of religion and tradition, the links with Israel, the persecution of Jews during the Second World War, personal life stories and the mutual influence of Jewish and Dutch culture.
The connect in some way to Judaism. In recent years exhibitions have featured work by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jozef Israëls and Marc Chagall. Shows have also featured photography, for example by Sem Presser and Erwin Blumenfeld, as well as surveys of cultural history. And naturally, the children’s museum especially for children is well worth a visit. Children, and adults too, are introduced to different aspects of Jewish tradition through interactive presentations, including matzo baking and learning to write Hebrew letters.
Jewish Museum tickets
To avoid waiting lines we recommend to buy your Jewish Museum tickets online.
|Children 13-17, students:||€8.50|
Jewish Museum opening hours
The museum is open daily from 10.00 to 17.00.
The museum might be closed during some holidays. You will see this on the reservation page.
Jewish Museum junior
Open daily from 10.00 to 17.00.
With an extensive collection of publications, documents, photos and audiovisual material relating to Jews and Judaism in the Netherlands is open on weekdays 1-5 p.m., or in the morning by appointment. Education department provides guided tours, group visits and school programmes.
Every Sunday afternoon films, lectures, interviews or guided tours. Separate programme for children. See www.jhm.nl.
open to the public 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Jewish Museum manages the Hollandsche Schouwburg. The former theatre was used during the Second World War as a deportation centre for Jews. Today it is a monument to the memory of those who died, featuring an exhibition for school children.
Please consult the opening times of the Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg before visiting, as these are different from those of the Jewish Museum.
How to get to Jewish Museum
For closeby accommodation check the list of hotels close to Jewish Museum.
Public Transport: Metro 51, 53 and 54: stop Waterlooplein, tram 9 and 14: stop Waterlooplein.
By car: Turn off the A10 ring road at junction S112 from the south, or junction S116 coming from the north. Follow the signs to Amsterdam Centrum, and to ‘P Het Muziektheater’ parking garage.
The museum is accessible for wheelchair users.
Jewish Museum, Amsterdam