former theatre used as a deportation centre during WWII
The Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) was designed by architect Bombach and is a former popular theatre that was built in 1892 in the centre of the Plantage neighbourhood. Because of its central location within the "Jodenbuurt" (Jewish Neighborhood), the theatre attracted many Jewish visitors.
During the Second World War, the Germans made Jews assemble in this former theatre. Tens of thousands of men, women and children were held here, not knowing what fate awaited them, until they were deported to concentration and extermination camps.
Hollandsche Schouwburg on Plantage Middenlaan 24
National Holocaust MemorialThe Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) is now a memorial site with a wall of names commemorating the Jewish victims. Over 6,700 family names of the 104,000 Jews from the Netherlands who were murdered in the war are listed in a war memorial. It also holds an exhibition about the Shoah (Holocaust) in the Netherlands.
National Shoah MuseumAcross the street is a former crèche where many Jewish children, after being separated from their parents, were held captive until they were deported. With the help of the resistance approximately 600 children were smuggled to relatively safe places through the teacher training school next door. Starting in 2016 the National Shoah Museum will offer an activities programme in this building.
How to get there?By tram: 9 or 14 stop Artis
By car: nearest car park Markenhoven
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National Holocaust Memorial
Hollandsche SchouwburgPlantage Middenlaan 24
Jewish Cultural Quarter
|€ 7.50||13-17 years|
|€ 3.75||6-12 years|
* One ticket for the Jewish Historical Museum, JHM Children's Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg. If you only visit the Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial), you don't need a ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter. You may give a voluntary contribution.