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The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum)

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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 61a, 1018 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Very interesting, sobering museum. Takes a balanced view.

We didn't get to see Anne Frank Museum because the huge queues put us off. But go to this small museum instead. It really gives a picture of what it was like to be in Holland... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't get to see Anne Frank Museum because the huge queues put us off. But go to this small museum instead. It really gives a picture of what it was like to be in Holland under occupation and the choices people had to make. This museum asks the questions and shows how different people responded. It takes a balanced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit is an excellent and moving experience. We visited in January. Didn't book in advance. The audio guide is included in cost of admission. There is so much to learn here that our visit lasted about two hours. Most exhibits are also in English and where they are not the audio guide provides a translation. The junior section is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't stress enough how impressed I was with this museum, having read and studied quite a lot about Resistance during WWII I didn't expect to learn too much I didn't know already, but the lay out was so good that I couldn't help but be enthralled and spent far longer visiting than I had intending, meaning less time to visit... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have a real love for museums. This museum however is not spoken about when considering museums in Amsterdam. It is a wee bit out of the way but well worth the visit, not far from Artis zoo. We were both left so shocked at what we had read about it truly is disturbing, what happened during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum with a view of visiting all the museums in the Jewish district. We stayed so long at this museum and learned so much that we decided to just do this one. The staff are very helpful as you walk in and there are free lockers for coats, bags etc and hand held guides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is really well put together and you get the story of WW2 as u walk round. You can read or there's an audio guide that's included in the admission fee which has just enough info on. Some good visuals too. Definitely left with an understanding of the Netherlands in the war which I didn't have before I got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner really enjoyed this smallish museum. It was well laid out into sections and offered audio tours to talk you through each display. We didn't feel like the audio tours were essential though as a lot of the detail was already on the display itself but its probably worth doing if you'd prefer to listen rather than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A full and complete presentation of the stark choices presented to the people of the Netherlands when the Nazis occupied the country in 1940. Framed around the question, "What would you do? Resist? Adapt? Collaborate?" this museum makes you feel the slow march of an occupation that began with friendly gestures and calls to brotherhood and evolved into progressive repression... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum wasn't on my original list of places to see whilst in Amsterdam but I am very glad I did. The staff are very fiendly and helpful. The museum is very well organised and there a lot of artefacts along with written information plus an audio that is activated as you walk around each area and additional information is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always been in WWII resistance movements, so when I found out about this museum I knew I had to go. Compared to the art museums and the Anne Frank house, this is not as big or as touristy but packs a lot of information into the small museum. There are lots of personal stories and I really felt... More 

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The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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