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National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) Tours

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National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg)
The National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg), once a grand theater, now functions as a memorial to the many Jews deported from Amsterdam during the Second World War. During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands from 1940 to 1945, Jewish people were held at the theater before being taken to transit camps and eventually concentration camps.

The Basics
After the war, the theater was demolished, leaving only the facade and crumbling walls. In the early 1960s, an obelisk serving as a monument and place for reflection was erected where the stage used to be to honor the memory of the thousands of people who were held there awaiting transportation by the Nazis. Inside the walls, there is a chapel with an eternal flame and a wall where the names of many Dutch Jewish families held here are inscribed. An exhibition space with photos, videos, and some personal items chronicles the persecution of the Dutch Jews. 

Visits to the memorial are included in most Jewish history–themed walking tours of Amsterdam, which also typically visit the Jewish Historical Museum and the Portuguese Synagogue. The memorial is included on some combination sightseeing tours, such as a canal tour combined with a visit to the Jewish Quarter.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Holocaust Memorial is a must-visit for a deeper understanding of a dark time in Dutch history.
  • Entrance to the memorial is free.
  • The building is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Be mindful of the building’s history when visiting.
  • Photography, without use of a flash or tripod, is permitted for personal use only.

How to Get There
The nearest metro station to the National Holocaust Memorial is Waterlooplein (lines 51, 53, and 54), just under a 10-minute walk away. You can also take tram number 14 from Amsterdam Centraal train station (direction Flevopark) to the Artis stop, a short stroll from the site.
 
When to Get There
The National Holocaust Memorial is open seven days a week from 11am to 5pm. The ticket desk closes at 4:30pm, and last entry is at 4:45pm. If you want to visit the memorial and the Portuguese Synagogue, you may choose to time your visit to coincide with one of the regular candlelit concerts held there. Check the Jewish Cultural Quarter’s website for concert dates and times.

National Holocaust Museum
Across the street from the National Holocaust Memorial is the National Holocaust Museum. It is housed in a former teachers’ training college, used by the Nazis to warehouse Jewish children before transport during World War II; resistance workers smuggled around 600 of those children to safety. The museum hosts temporary exhibitions that tell the stories of the Holocaust.
Address: Plantage Middenlaan 24, Amsterdam, DE 1018, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue Ticket

Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue Ticket

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Explore Amsterdam’s Jewish history and heritage with admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic place of worship with stunning architecture and artifacts. Take in the beautifully-preserved interior, from grand stone pillars to plaster walls and a series of 72 windows. Your ticket includes admission to the most important heritage sites in Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter.
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Private Anne Frank & Jewish Quarter Tour

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and a dedicated guide on this private half-day tour of Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter. Your guide's commentary will focus on the story of Anne Frank and the role of the Netherlands in World War II. You'll visit the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and other important Jewish landmarks. Booking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time for questions and discussion.
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Private Amsterdam WW2 walking tour

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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour Ticket

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Private Amsterdam Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter tour

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Amsterdam: World War II and Jewish Quarter Tour

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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Private Tour

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Considered, from centuries XVI and XVII, like the European Jerusalem by ample freedom of cult that was exerted within its limits. Amsterdam will host much of the Jewish population being expelled in different parts of Europe for religious reasons. On a route through the old Jewish quarter, which will not take you more than a couple of hours, the traveler can enjoy the various points of interest in the area From Waterlooplein, where the Spinoza monument is located, to the Amsterdam Zoo, site of the National Holocaust Memorial, and from the Hermitage area of Amsterdam, location of The Shadow Canal Monument, to the Nieuwe Herengracht canal, where we will find the Impressive Portuguese Synagogue, during the tour of the Jewish cultural district travels more than 45 points of interest related to the culture of the Jewish community of the city.
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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Tour

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Considered, from centuries XVI and XVII, like the European Jerusalem by ample freedom of cult that was exerted within its limits. Amsterdam will host much of the Jewish population being expelled in different parts of Europe for religious reasons. On a route through the old Jewish quarter, which will not take you more than a couple of hours, the traveler can enjoy the various points of interest in the area From Waterlooplein, where the Spinoza monument is located, to the Amsterdam Zoo, site of the National Holocaust Memorial, and from the Hermitage area of Amsterdam, location of The Shadow Canal Monument, to the Nieuwe Herengracht canal, where we will find the Impressive Portuguese Synagogue, during the tour of the Jewish cultural district travels more than 45 points of interest related to the culture of the Jewish community of the city.
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Anne Frank private walking tour

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Small-group tour ( max 12) for a more personalized experience. Explore Jewish culture and influence in Amsterdam with an expert guide Learn about WWII and the story of Anne Frank on a more interactive tour Visit the National Holocaust Memorial Hear about the Dutch Resistance in the Second World War
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Jewish Amsterdam and Story of Anne Frank Private Tour

Jewish Amsterdam and Story of Anne Frank Private Tour

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Half-Day Private Jewish Walking tour in Amsterdam

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Bruchim haba'im! Explore the Jewish heritage of Amsterdam. Explore the former Jewish part of the city and learn everything about the importance of the Jewish community for the city of Amsterdam in the past and today. During our walking tour we will also visit the Jewish Historical museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Holland Theatre and the Auschwitz monument. The Jewish Historical museum is located in four former Ashkenazi synagogues which are connected with each other. The museum provides a perfect impression about Jewish life in Amsterdam from the beginning around 1600 until today.
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Amsterdam Private Family Anne Frank & Jewish Walking Tour

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Amsterdam Private Family Anne Frank & Jewish Walking Tour

- Visit places that represent and pay tribute to the victims of WWII as well as to all the Jewish community of Amsterdam. - Go to the world famous Tuschinski theatre and find out how the cinema and the Jewish community are connected. - Follow the historical trail to visit The Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Museum. Throughout your whole private experience, you'll hear interesting facts and stories about the Jewish community and Anne Frank. And ask away! Your knowledgeable guide has a vast understanding of the subject and can answer your questions in a blink! Go back in time at the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Hear about the Jewish community hotspot which used to be here, later transformed into a deportation center by the Germans in 1942. Along the way, you'll visit the Auschwitz Memorial. Follow the 'Stolpersteine': cobblestones that commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust and that will take you to Anne Frank's House, our last point.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) costs USD 20.13. Guided National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) tours start around USD 20.13 per person. See all 27 National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) tickets and tours on Viator.
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