Opening hours, address and telephone number

Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

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Day Opening hours
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Plantage Middenlaan 27
1018 DB Amsterdam
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020 - 53 10 310

Exterior of the National Holocaust Museum - Office Winhov / © Stefan Müller
Exhibition National Holocaust Museum - Mike Bink
Exhibition Shattered lives, National Holocaust Museum - Mike Bink

The National Holocaust Museum is the first and only museum on the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands. It tells a story of exclusion, persecution and murder – but also of salvation, survival and solidarity.

Historic importance

The museum is located in the former Dutch Reformed Church teacher training school on the Plantage Middenlaan, in Amsterdam. This building is of major historic importance because during the war, hundreds of Jewish children were smuggled to safety from the daycare center next door to this building, then to various safehouses. The National Holocaust Museum tells the story of the persecutions of Jews in the Netherlands trough permanent and temporary exhibitions, events and educational programs.

Victims and responsibility

Visitors learn how the Holocaust could happen, about its victims and perpetrators. Most importantly, the museum teaches us how to prevent it all from happening again. Authentic artefacts and locations emphasize this building’s importance during the war, like the spot where children were handed over to members of the Dutch resistance. This is where the rescue really began.


The National Holocaust Museum commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and discusses the consequences of indifference and discrimination, in both the past and present.

Together, the National Holocaust Museum, Jewish Museum, Portuguese Synagogue and Hollandsche Schouwburg make up the Jewish Cultural Quarter. The admission ticket is valid for all these locations for one week. Due to the great interest at the National Holocaust Museum, there is a chance that you will not be able to get a ticket at the box office if the time slots are fully booked. It is therefore recommended to purchase your ticket online in advance.


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