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.
Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
1 January 12 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed on Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur