The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is open daily, except for several public holidays, from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM. The museum is closed on King's Day (April 27) and the Jewish High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which occur in early autumn.
On St. Nicholas' Eve (December 5), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve, the museum closes one hour earlier, at 04:00 PM. On New Year's Day, it opens two hours later, at noon.
Being part of Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter, the museum is surrounded by other exciting places to explore, including the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue. To make the most of your visit, don't plan it for Saturday when the Synagogue is closed. Choose any other day and come early in the morning to avoid crowds and have enough time to explore the museum along with other landmarks.
The Jewish Museum gives you an overview of the Jewish religion and culture. Being housed in the old Ashkenazi synagogue, it is a perfect place to explore the Jewish faith and traditions. You can admire the architecture and see ceremonial items in a proper context.
On the upper floors, the permanent exhibition tells a long story of Amsterdam's Jews from the early 1600s, when they came to Holland, to the present day. It houses a massive collection of documents, striking art pieces, and historical artifacts, accompanied by videos and 3D presentations.
The museum also houses an exhibition created especially for children. It is situated in a separate building decorated like a real home of a Jewish family. One of the most exciting rooms is a kitchen where kids can learn about kosher food and even bake braided bread.
The Jewish Museum is located in the heart of Amsterdam at Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 and is easily accessible by public transportation. The most convenient option is to take the 51, 53, or 54 subway line to Waterlooplein station, which is a 2-minute walk from the museum entrance. There is also a light rail stop with the same name served by line 14.
To dive deeper into Jewish history and culture, look around the Jewish Cultural Quarter before or after visiting the museum. Take a unique walk through this area with our self-guided audio tour Welcome to the Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter. With a detailed route on your smartphone, you will discover the most significant monuments while listening to stories about Jewish life in the past and present.
The Jewish Museum ticket prices are €17 for adults, €4.25 for children aged 6–12, and €8.50 for students, CJP Pass holders, and teens aged 13–17. Admission is free for children under 6, Friends of the Jewish Museum, members of the Rembrandt Society, and holders of ICOM, I Amsterdam City Card, Museumkaart, Stadspas, and VriendenLoterij VIP Card.
The museum ticket is valid for one month and allows you to visit both the Jewish Museum and the Portuguese Synagogue in random order.