Joods Historisch Museum

Top choice museum in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

The Joods Historisch Museum is a beautifully restored complex of four Ashkenazic synagogues from the 17th and 18th centuries. Displays show the rise of Jewish enterprise and its role in the Dutch economy, and the history of Jews in the Netherlands. An excellent audio tour is included and there's a small children's museum with some activities.

Tickets also include admission to all of the Joods Cultureel Kwartier (Jewish Cultural Quarter) sites, including the Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg.