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Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) Tours

Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum)
Located in four former Ashkenazi synagogues, the Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) is the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated solely to Jewish culture and history. The museum’s collections celebrate past and present Dutch Jewish life, and a separate children’s museum explores Jewish culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way.

The Basics
There are plenty of options for purchasing admission to the Jewish Historical Museum. Choose the Amsterdam and Holland Pass and get discounted or free admission to many of Amsterdam’s top sights including the Jewish Historical Museum. Or choose a Jewish Cultural Quarter admission pass for entry to the Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, and National Holocaust Memorial. To learn even more about Amsterdam’s Jewish history, take a small-group or private tour of Amsterdam’s old Jewish Quarter.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Jewish Historical Museum is ideal for those keenly interested in the history and culture of the Jewish people.
  • An on-site café features kosher foods and Dutch-Jewish specialities.
  • The museum shop features a huge selection of Jewish literature and gifts.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The Jewish Historical Museum is located just steps from Waterlooplein Square, east of the city center, in the heart of Amsterdam’s former Jewish Quarter. From Amsterdam Centraal Station, take tram 14 to the Mr. Visserplein stop or metro line 51, 53 or 54 to Waterlooplein. Nearby attractions include the Hortus Botanicus and the Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo.

When to Get There
The museum is open from 11am to 5pm daily, except for on major Dutch and Jewish holidays. The venue features films, lectures, and special events for children; check out the museum’s website for a current calendar of events.

Other Jewish Quarter Attractions
With the Jewish Historical Museum ticket, you’ll also receive admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, Hollandsche Schouwburg, and National Holocaust Museum—all of which are within a short walk of each other. The Portuguese Synagogue, completed in 1675, is still a house of worship, and the Hollandsche Schouwburg is a memorial to the Jewish people deported from Amsterdam during World War II. The National Holocaust Museum tells stories of the Holocaust through ever-changing exhibits.
Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue Ticket

Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue Ticket

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Explore Amsterdam’s Jewish history and heritage with admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic place of worship with stunning architecture and artifacts. Take in the beautifully-preserved interior, from grand stone pillars to plaster walls and a series of 72 windows. Your ticket includes admission to the most important heritage sites in Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.45
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Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Small-Group Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.28
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.65
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$21.65
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$34.88
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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

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Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history on this private tour. Visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII. Tickets are not included, but we can advise you on the best way to visit after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.46
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$109.46
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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour Ticket

Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour Ticket

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Gain admission to four institutions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam, located near the Waterlooplein. Visit the Jewish Historical Museum, JHM Children’s Museum, and Portuguese Synagogue. Learn about Jewish heritage in the Netherlands with this multi-attraction pass, which includes an audio tour with recorded commentary and a map for a self-guided tour of the old Jewish neighborhood. Your ticket is valid for one month.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.45
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$20.45

Jewish History Morning or Afternoon Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Jewish History Morning or Afternoon Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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Follow a path through Amsterdam’s Jewish history and heritage on a walking tour of the city with a local guide. Visit the Portuguese synagogue then explore an atmospheric neighborhood where 16th-century Jewish residents created a thriving community. Hear stories of the tragic period when German fences made the area into a closed ghetto and learn about the families who struggled to survive the holocaust, and about modern-day Jewish people in Amsterdam.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.27
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$157.27
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Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

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Get an insider’s look at Jewish history and diamond production in Amsterdam on a 4-hour tour. Visit the top attractions of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, Portuguese Synagogue, and more. Multilingual audio guides are available for a more immersive experience. Observe the diamond polishing process at family-owned Gassan Diamonds and have a complimentary glass of champagne and gift after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$27.06
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Half-Day Private Jewish Walking tour in Amsterdam

Half-Day Private Jewish Walking tour in Amsterdam

Bruchim haba'im! Explore the Jewish heritage of Amsterdam. Explore the former Jewish part of the city and learn everything about the importance of the Jewish community for the city of Amsterdam in the past and today. During our walking tour we will also visit the Jewish Historical museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Holland Theatre and the Auschwitz monument. The Jewish Historical museum is located in four former Ashkenazi synagogues which are connected with each other. The museum provides a perfect impression about Jewish life in Amsterdam from the beginning around 1600 until today.
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  • 4 hours
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$210.49
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$210.49
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Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

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On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our 100% electric luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$169.60
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$169.60
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Amsterdam Jiddisch History + nasch, my parents WW II hiding. 3 hr walking tour

Amsterdam Jiddisch History + nasch, my parents WW II hiding. 3 hr walking tour

An outstanding experience, an astonishing story ! I will take you along 12 generations (more than 400 years!) of my family to personalize the Jewish history of Amsterdam. From the 17th century till today, I connect all aspects of Jewish life in Mokum ( = Jiddisch for Amsterdam) in to the Waterman's & Casseres families and their descendants. I will let you experience: * Jewish live in Amsterdam before the war, when my gramdmother became famous with her free chicken soep, on shabbat, in her cigar store. * The hiding under the store floor during "razzia's" and all neighbors were send to the camps,  * The SS soldier who warned my grandfather, followed by the hiding under a roof for over more than 3 years * pass by important historical sites of Jewish Amsterdam, such as: Portuguese es noga, Hollandse schouwburg, Jewish historical museum & holocaust memorial site * mini language course Amstedams - Jiddisch * free tasting of 3 famous & authentic Jiddische pastrys  
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$443.84
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.65
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is private for 1,5 hours and inclusive local skipper/guide and inclusive beer, wines, soda's and snacks (due the Corona virus, snacks are not available at this time). The luxe boat is equipped with pillows and in case of rain a roof top. Anamazing experience to enjoy with friends and family. You will see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The starting location is at the famous Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of Amsterdam.
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  • 1 hour
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$270.64
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.65
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NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

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We will go on the most relaxing, cosy and beautiful nightly open boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with food, drinks (Juices for the youngest) , stories, history and humor. You will get to know and see the rich history of Amsterdam and so much more. . And you will also meet with guests from all over the world who all speak English. So not only get to know Holand but also France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. And because I'm your host for the whole tour, I will entertain you with amazing facts, funny and exciting stories.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.65
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

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See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District, and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.66
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 16 Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) costs USD 20.45. Guided Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) tours start around USD 20.45 per person. See all 16 Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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