Amsterdam Sights

Joods Historisch Museum

Jewish life in the Netherlands, housed in 4 monumental synagogues

Jewish Historical Museum

The Jewish Historical Museum is a museum that focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. The museum is located in a group of 4 historical Ashkenazi synagogues at the heart of the former Jewish quarter in the centre of Amsterdam.

Across the street is the magnificent Portuguese Synagogue, which is still in use by Sephardi Jews. The museum is also close to the former Hollandsche Schouwburg theatre, which houses a deeply moving monument to the Dutch Jewish victims of the Second World War.

Joods Historisch Museum


The permanent exhibition 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 museum also houses a temporary exhibition in which have been displayed works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jozef Israëls and Marc Chagall.

How to get there?

By metro: 51, 53 or 54 stop Waterlooplein
By tram: 9 or 14 stop Waterlooplein
By car: nearest car park Muziektheater/Stadhuis

 click on image to enlarge map JHM Amsterdam

Joods Historisch Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
Amsterdam (Jewish Quarter)

official website

For kids JHM Children's Museum

Opening hours

Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00


Jewish Cultural Quarter

€15 (adults)
€ 7.50 (13-17 years)
€ 3.75 (6-12 years)
free (0-5 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.

Jews of Amsterdam

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