National Holocaust Museum

Renovation work is proceeding apace at the former Hervormde Kweekschool on Amsterdam’s Plantage Middenlaan. A hugely significant place, since hundreds of Jewish children were saved here during the war. In 2023, this building will house the National Holocaust Museum’s permanent display, temporary exhibitions, activities and educational programmes about the history of the persecution of the Jews of the Netherlands.  

Here, visitors will learn about how it was possible for the Holocaust to happen, who the victims were, and the perpetrators – and how we can make sure that this never happens again. Authentic elements emphasize the role played by the building during the war, like the fence where children were passed over from the adjacent kindergarten to members of the resistance. The place where their rescue began.  

The National Holocaust Museum is where the victims are remembered and where we face up to the consequences of indifference and discrimination then and now.  

Joods Cultureel Kwartier

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.