Hollandsche Schouwburg in Amsterdam

Get acquainted with the historical and cultural side of Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwbur

Get acquainted with the historical and cultural side of Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwbur | Photo credit: Andreas Praefcke/wikimedia

Hollandsche Schouwburg Overview

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Hollandsche Schouwburg was originally the Artis Theatre. However, during the Second World War, the Germans converted it into a theatre only for Jews and then into a deportation place for them from where they were taken to the concentration camps. Most of the Jews (men, women and children) had to go through this show theatre before reaching the death camps.

Today, the museum has a huge collection of war documents from the Second World War and many interesting exhibits on the life of the Jews before and after the war. Among the war documents on display are letters, old photographs, memoirs and other illustrations which depict those times. History buffs must not miss a visit to this important historical and cultural site in Amsterdam. On your way back, don’t forget to check out the Museum shop which has a number of intriguing books, reference works, postcards and souvenirs for you to take home.

  • Opening Closing Time 11 am to 4 pm, daily

  • Entrance Fee Free entry; Donations are accepted

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Location

Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands