About the Hollandsche Schouwburg

During the Second World War, the German occupiers used this theatre as a detention centre for Jews who had been ordered to report for transportation. Tens of thousands of men, women and children were taken from here to concentration camps and death camps.  

Today, it is a place of remembrance. A memorial in the entrance hall records the names of all the families who were taken from this site. 

In 2023, we hope to open a new National Holocaust Museum here in combination with the former Kweekschool across the street. Then we will once again remember those who were taken away and tell the story of the persecution of the Jews of the Netherlands in this profoundly moving place. 

The Hollandsche Schouwburg is part of Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter, together with the Jewish Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the National Holocaust Museum.

The Hollandsche Schouwburg and the National Holocaust Museum are currently closed for renovation.