How to visit the Resistance Museum with your City Card

It is not necessary to reserve a time slot to visit this location with your City Card. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

Keep in mind that if you want to visit the Resistance Museum Junior , you need to reserve a time slot. Book a time slot via this link , select your time slot and choose the 'I amsterdam City Card' ticket during checkout. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

True to reality

The Dutch Resistance Museum, known to locals as the Verzetsmuseum, details the history of the Dutch resistance in World War II during the country’s occupation by Germany from May 1940 to May 1945. 

A decor of reconstructed streets and wall-filling color photos is combined with original objects and image and sound material. You can see how the atmosphere becomes increasingly grim during the occupation. Oppression and resistance, on the other hand, are increasingly noticeable.


Helping people in hiding, the illegal press and forging papers is becoming a daily task for a small minority of the Dutch population. Their personal stories illustrate the dilemmas and choices they and others faced. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Resistance Museum also has approximately five changing exhibitions every year.

Resistance Museum Junior

Since the end of 2013, a special part of the museum has been opened for children: Resistance Museum Junior. Here children follow the true experiences of four children from the war.

Free audio tour

Free audio tours (mobile guides) are available at the museum in Dutch, English, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. The audio tour provides an explanation of 32 objects. The audio tour can also be downloaded for the smartphone via the izi.TRAVEL app.