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Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter entrance ticket
Availability: Daily
Duration: Flexible
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  • Get access to all five locations and all exhibitions of Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter with one single ticket
  • Ticket is valid for Jewish Historical Museum, the JHM Children's Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandsche Schouwburg, and the National Holocaust Museum
  • You'll explore exhibitions, visit a seventeenth-century synagogue, the National Holocaust Memorial, and the first developmental stage of the future National Holocaust Museum
  • If you run out of time, you can return within 30 days to visit the other locations at no additional charge
What to expect

Stunning synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials grace the streets of Amsterdam's old Jewish quarter. In the heart of the neighborhood, an area of less than one square kilometer, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Here you can learn about Jewish culture, history and traditions -- all with one ticket.

The Jewish Historical Museum is housed in four monumental synagogues and offers a unique look at Jewish life in the Netherlands, past and present, in all its complexity. The museum has a large multimedia collection, ranging from paintings to films, everyday objects and 3D presentations, and always offers one or two temporary exhibitions. Especially for children there's the JHM Children's Museum: set up as the home of a Jewish family, a playful way to learn about Jewish life.

The Portuguese Synagogue was built in 1675 and is still used as a house of worship, but it's also open to the public -- also for the (almost) monthly candlelight concerts. The seventeenth-century interior is still fully intact. Inside the Treasure Chambers visitors can admire a unique collection of silver ceremonial objects made of silver, gold, silk and brocade. The oldest still functioning Jewish library in the world is also here: Ets Haim-Livraria Montezinos, which is included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

The Hollandsche Schouwburg is the National Holocaust Memorial: a former theater that was turned into a deportation center during World War II. Tens of thousands of people were held here, not knowing what fate awaited them, until they were deported to concentration and extermination camps. This is now a memorial site with a Wall of Names, an Eternal Flame and a small exhibition.

Currently, the future National Holocaust Museum (in its first developmental stage) is open to the public. Temporary exhibitions and events give a glimpse of the museum to come.

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What's included
  • Admission to all five locations
  • Admission to all ongoing exhibitions
  • Admission to special events, mostly on Sundays (check the schedule on the website)
  • Free audio guides
What's not included
  • Guided tours
  • Admission to the Ets Haim library
  • Admission to the (almost) monthly concerts at the Portuguese Synagogue
Reduced price
  • Children (6-12 years old): reduced
  • Students (13-30 years old): reduced
  • Youth (13-17 years-old): reduced
Where
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Meeting point:

You'll find the Jewish Cultural Quarter near Waterlooplein (Waterloo Square) and the Artis Zoo. Trams 9 and 14 and all metro lines stop at Waterlooplein and Artis.

What to remember
  • Bring a printed copy of the Musement voucher
  • Ticket is valid for 30 days after first use
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When

Opening hours of the Jewish Historical Museum, JHM Children's Museum, and the Hollandsche Schouwburg:

  • Daily: 11.00am - 5.00pm (doors close at 4.30pm)
  • Closed on King's Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

The Portuguese Synagogue is not open daily. Hours follow:

  • Closed on Saturdays and most Jewish holidays.
  • Sunday to Thursday, from February to November: 10.00am-5.00pm (doors close at 4.30pm)
  • Sunday to Thursday, December and January: 10.00am- 4.00pm (doors close at 3.30pm)
  • Friday in March, April, September and October: 10.00am - 4.00pm (doors close at 3.30pm)
  • Friday in May and August: 10.00am - 5.00pm (doors close at 4.30pm)
  • Friday in November, December, January and February: 10.00am - 2.00pm (doors close at 1.30pm)
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