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Visiting Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam

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The Jewish Cultural Quarter is the perfect place to understand the religious and cultural history of Jewish civilization. Once a Synagogue is transformed into the Jewish Museum. The moving stories and incidents of sufferance, slaughter and human atrocity on Jewish community can be experienced here. The dark age of World War II and Nazi barbarism is like the scar on human history. The National Holocaust Museum of this Cultural Quarter area is there to remind you of the sacrifices of innocent people. The place can deliver a deep-rooted insight and profound knowledge about the authentic Jewish tradition. The remnants of the heritage of this neighborhood are carefully restored and are preserved in the imposing building of the quarter. The specially designed Kid’s museum is educational and informative at the same time. The museum emphasizes on gradual up gradation of the exhibits. The mementos of Jewish life, an intact Portuguese synagogue, etc are worth exploring. The everyday belongings, Jewish textile, antique photographs, paintings, and other artifacts are well-looked-after in this area. Apart from all the Jewish edifices, the extraordinary and occasional exhibitions are another attractive part of this Cultural Quarter. The visitors get a clear idea about contemporary Judaism and the source of it as well. The collection is so rich and vast that you reasonably need three to four hours to behold the entire Jewish territory.

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Jewish Cultural Quarter- A piece of history in Amsterdam

Jewish Cultural Quarter- A piece of history in Amsterdam

The National Holocaust Memorial

The National Holocaust Memorial

All the histories are not glorious, and all the experience is not happy. You will realize that as soon as you visit the National Holocaust Memorial. The mass slaughter of Jewish residents by Nazis can trigger an unexplainable pain and shame at the same time. The dark age of human history is at a display here.

Interactive Display

Interactive Display

The best part of the museums is their interactive display system. All the necessary information related to the Jewish culture, history and essential artifacts are elaborately explained to the guests. The children thoroughly enjoy these interactive sessions and displays of the Children Museum. This new kind of museum experience enhances the overall experience.

The Temporary Exhibitions

The Temporary Exhibitions

Apart from the permanent exhibitions, the museum authority arranges temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Two displays go on simultaneously and change after every two months. These exhibitions may include unique and exclusive collections of artifacts, antique things, paintings, and photographs as well. You can get all the information regarding the ongoing demonstrations from their official website.

Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book online to avoid the crowd. They have different age based ticketing slabs. A single ticket will allow you to explore all the museums and buildings of this territory. The ticket cost is around 15 Euro.

How To Get Around?

Explore on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Jewish Cultural Quarter can be visited any time of the years. But opening and closing time and days are different for each attraction in this territory. Getting the information beforehand can be helpful.



Will I Need a Guide?

The elaborate explanation of the audio guide is informative and helpful enough. So you may skip the idea of getting a guide.

How To Get There?

The Jewish Cultural Quarter is easy to reach via tram. You can choose the metro as well. You have to get down at Waterlooplein station. There are three spacious parking garages in the vicinity of the Quarter and other attractions.

Additional Info

Each ticket is valid for a month. If you have the Dutch Museum Card or Holland Pass, then you do not need any additional ticket. The area is also available for hosting special events and celebrations. Free lockers are available on the premises. Wheel Chairs are available for disabled guests. There are a museum shop and a cozy museum café in this territory.