Jewish Historical Museum


Jewish Historical Museum

Jewish Historical Museum

The Jewish Historical Museum is located at the heart of Amsterdam's former Jewish quarter. Although not as famous as the bigger art museums, it is in fact one of the city’s most acclaimed museums due to its incisive programming. Housed in four former Ashkenazi synagogues dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, its permanent exhibition reflects the versatility of Judaism in the past and present. It also has its own dedicated children's museum with exceptional educational facilities.


Shared history

The Jewish Historical Museum collects objects and works of art associated with the religion, culture and history of Jews and Judaism in the Netherlands and its former colonies. The museum has more than 30,000 works of art, ceremonial items and historical objects, of which only 5% is on display at any one time. The museum is especially renowned for its temporary exhibitions that highlight Jewish history, artists, musicians and others who’ve influenced social and cultural events. 


JHM Children's Museum

The Children's Museum is home to the Hollanders, a Dutch Jewish family. The various rooms in the house reflect the family's concerns and key elements in Jewish tradition: that each person has a responsibility for the world in which they live and that everyone can contribute in their own way. Younger visitors can explore everyday subjects such as food, study, memories and music.

Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam

Experience the highlights of Jewish Amsterdam by purchasing a Jewish Cultural Quarterticket. Valid for one month, you can enjoy access to the JHM, the Children's Museum, Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial) – including events and exhibitions, unless otherwise specified