Jewish Historical Museum

Jonas Daniel Meijerplein 2-4
Tel. +31 (0)20-626 99 45 Fax. +31 (0)20 624 17 21

At the heart of the former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam stands the Jewish Historical Museum. Opposite the museum is the 17th century Portuguese Synagogue, still in use. In front of this stands the statue of the Dockworker, symbol of the protest strike against the persecution of the Jews, held in February 1941.

The Jewish Historical museum is famous both nationally and internationally. This was recognized when in 1989 it received the council of Europe Museum Prize, awarded for a combination of the presentation of the collection and the outward appearance of the buildings, a creative architecture that makes this museum so distinctive and unique.

Permanent Collection
The permanent collection illustrates the many aspects of Judaism in the Netherlands, both yesterday and today. The central motif is the religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands.

Temporary exhibitions
Every year the museum organizes several temporary exhibitions, on specific aspects of the Jewish history and culture. Often the themes have an international tone: we have shown the work of Chagall, told about the Sephardi diaspora, presented the story of the Jews of Russia etc..

Opening Hours :
Daily from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Closed on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)