Although comparatively "small" for a museum, the collection is vast and one could easily spend an entire day getting caught up learning about the history of Jewish Amsterdam (dates back to at least the 1500s) as well as marvelling at the remarkable collection of Portuguese (Sephardi) influenced Judaica. The visit is much enhanced by the free audio device (available in several languages) to guide you through the synagogues, the permanent exhibit and the temporary installations (currently stunning photographs taken by Roman Vishniac). Our teenage children were sufficiently intrigued; our 8-year old had trouble staying focused, but he did enjoy his brief visit to the children's section of the museum. The Amsterdam Jewish community thrived in this city until the Second World War. It's fascinating to learn about their history, contributions to society and horrific demise once the Nazis invaded. Definitely worth a visit!
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