Explore Jewish life in the Netherlands

Explore Jewish life in the Netherlands in these four superbly preserved monumental synagogues. From contemporary art to modern history: paintings, ceremonial objects, films and 3D presentations provide a full, up-to-date survey of Jewish religion and culture in the Netherlands over the centuries. 

How to visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter with your City Card

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

Temporary exhibitions

There are always one or two temporary exhibitions on show in the Jewish Museum. More information? See here.

Jewish Museum junior

The Jewish Museum features the Jewish Museum junior where children of all ages are encouraged to connect with Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum junior is set up like the home of a Jewish family. Everything in the house is to touch, not just to see. You can learn Hebrew, bake bread in a kosher kitchen and play music together. 

Jewish Cultural Quarter

The Jewish Cultural Quarter in the old Jewish neighbourhood in the heart of Amsterdam is home to the Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum junior, the Portuguese Synagogue, Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum. Grouped together within a square kilometre, these four historic locations house a unique collection that brings to life a history and rich Jewish heritage spanning from 1600 to the present day. The Jewish Cultural Quarter welcomes all visitors, young and old, in search of information, entertainment, beauty, contemplation, growth and inspiration. 

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