Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 – 20 531 0310, Company website

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25 % discount on admission.
€ 15,00 for € 11,25

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Tags: The Netherlands , Amsterdam , Museum

Description

The Jewish Historical Museum is located in the center of Amsterdam and it exhibits the Jewish culture, religion and history of mainly Dutch Jewish people.

The museum has a collection of more than 11,000 artifacts, ceremonial and historical objects. Of these, five percent is displayed permanently and other objects change regularly with exhibitions. Since 1987, their extensive library of books, brochures, magazines, Jewish weeklies, and significant video, photo and music collection open for the public.

The Jewish Historical Museum was founded by the Jewish Historical Museum Foundation on May 23rd 1930 at the Waag. During the second World War, the museum was forced to close and a large part of their collection was confiscated. After the second World War was ended, only a small collection returned to the museum. On July 14th 1955 the museum was reopened by the Dutch former prime minister Willem Drees. After the war, there was a larger focus on collecting items with a reference to the history and culture of the Dutch Jews. Their biggest aim was to retrieve the collection which was lost during the second World War.

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