The area northeast of the Plantage was the stomping ground of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), which grew rich on sea trade in the...
This historic theatre – first known as the Artis Theatre after its inception in 1892 – quickly became a hub of cultural life in...
If the three catchwords for real estate are location, location and location, then Koosje – situated between the Artis Royal Zoo and the...
Next to the Verzetsmuseum and opposite the Artis Zoo, this dramatically stylish space (bright-red bar at the back) is where TV execs...
Lonely Planet review
This museum shows, in no uncertain terms, how much courage it takes to actively resist an adversary so ruthless that you can't trust neighbours, friends or even family. The exhibits give an excellent insight into the difficulties faced by those who fought the German occupation during WWII from within – as well as the minority who went along with the Nazis. Topics include the concepts of active and passive resistance, how the illegal press operated, how 300,000 people were kept in hiding and how all this could be funded. Labels are in Dutch and English. The elegant cafe next door is a perfect refuge for a post-museum discussion of the politics of resistance over coffee and cakes.