Jewish Historical Museum Tours

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

Gain admission to four institutions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam, located near the Waterlooplein. Visit the Jewish Historical Museum, JHM Children’s Museum, Portuguese Synagogue and National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) — a moving tribute. Learn about Jewish heritage in the Netherlands with this multi-attraction pass, which includes an audio tour with recorded commentary and a map for a self-guided tour of the old Jewish neighborhood. Your ticket is valid for one month.
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Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this 2-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger; and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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Private Tour: The Jewish History of Amsterdam & Anne Frank (3 hours)

Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history with this private tour. You'll visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you’ll have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII.
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Van Gogh Museum & City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Why wait? Skip the line to Amsterdam’s iconic Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the chance to check out more than 200 paintings by the Dutch impressionist, plus pieces by Monet and other contemporaries. Your entry includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, which grants access to 11 other sites in town.
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Portuguese Synagogue: Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam

Up the romance with a candlelight concert at the Portuguese Synagogue in the heart of Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter. Attend one of a series of special concerts held each month and enjoy live music from Balkan folk and jazz, to classical concertos and world music. With an atmospheric setting lit up hundreds of burning candles, renowned acoustics and virtuoso musicians, it’s sure to be an evening to remember.
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts

Explore Holland’s vibrant capital with an Amsterdam and Holland Pass. Enjoy free and discounted admission to top attractions and museums, as well as convenient skip-the-line entry to the Keukenhof Gardens, Madame Tussauds, and the Rijksmuseum.
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Amsterdam's National Holocaust Museum and Memorial Entrance Ticket

Visit five Amsterdam museums with just one ticket on a self-guided tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Valid for a whole month, you're free to visit each location when it’s convenient for you. Dive deeper into Jewish culture and traditions with provided audio guides in your native language. In addition to the Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum, you also enjoy access to the Children’s and Jewish Historical Museums.
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Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Get an insider’s look at Jewish history and diamond production in Amsterdam on a 4-hour tour. Visit the top attractions of the Jewish Cultural Quarter and enjoy free admission to the National Holocaust Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, and more. Multilingual audio guides are available for a more immersive experience. Observe the diamond polishing process at family-owned Gassan Diamonds and have a complimentary glass of champagne and gift after the tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue

Explore Amsterdam’s Jewish history and heritage with admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic place of worship with stunning architecture and artifacts. Take in the beautifully-preserved interior, from grand stone pillars to plaster walls and a series of 72 windows. Your ticket includes admission to the most important heritage sites in Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter.
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Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter Tickets

Enjoy a scenic cruise through Amsterdam’s historic city center, a UNESCO heritage site. Among the beautiful synagogues of Amsterdam’s Jewish neighborhood, your ticket gives you access to 5 locations in the Jewish Cultural Quarter. You decide which activity to do first. If you are looking for an enriching cultural experience, and want to save time and money, this package is ideal.
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Tour del Barrio Judío de Amsterdam

En una ruta por el antiguo barrio judío, que no le llevará más de un par de horas, el viajero puede disfrutar de los diferentes puntos de interés de la zona, e incluso tiene la oportunidad, si lo desea, de visitar el interior de varios de los principales monumentos con un sólo ticket.
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