Verzetsmuseum

Verzetsmuseum information

Location
Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
Plantage Kerklaan 61
Telephone
+31 620 25 35
Getting there
Tram: 9/14 Plantage Kerklaan
More information
www.verzetsmuseum.org
Prices
adult/child €8/4.50
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat-Mon
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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.