The Resistance Museum (Dutch: Verzetsmuseum) is a museum located in the Plantage neighbourhood in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Dutch Resistance Museum, chosen as the best historical museum of the Netherlands, tells the story of the Dutch people in World War II. From 14 May 1940 to 5 May 1945, the Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany.
Permanent exhibits of the museum recreate the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation of World War II. Big photographs, old posters, objects, films and sounds from that horrible time, help to recreate the scene. The background of the Holocaust is also visualized to the visitor. This is an exhibition about everyday life during that time, but also about exceptional historical events and the resistance of the population against the Nazis and heroism.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Carl Cencig | Apr 22, 2018
Really worth visiting this museum. I truly enjoyed learning more about the dutch resistance during the occupation in WW2. The exhibits are easy to follow and offer a comprehensive overview of the occupation, its various stages, and personalized accounts of people involved in the resistance and their method of operating. Truly well-worth the visit.
Matt kerr | Mar 23, 2018
Worthwhile visiting. Gives a very frank presentation of the resistance and the audio tour guide is excellent. The final segment on the impact of WW2 on the Dutch settlements in the East Indies is particularly interesting, and if anything I'd say there could be a bit more information here! Overall very interesting though.
Tara Heiman | Apr 28, 2018
We loved this museum. It was so interesting to see what went on during WW2 in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Really recommend. A lot to take in though!
Nikolett Polgar | Jan 20, 2018
I absolutely loved this museum. One of my favourite historical topic is the world war 2, in which this museum gave us a lots of insight into the everyday life of Holland during the war, and also how people started to raise against the German. It was truly through provoking, touching, and we were never bored or uninterested during our 3 hour long visit. We were also able to visit the side attraction which was specifically about children during the war. The whole set up was making us feel like we were time traveling. I also liked that the real life examples were not encouraging us to think black or white. One of the best museum I've ever visited. Truly recommended!
Eoghan Fallon | May 1, 2018
Just the right mix of visual, written and audio information. Well worth the very reasonable price. Friendly staff at entrance to help you.
Giles Funnell | Jun 3, 2018
I visited with my two sons aged 7 & 8, only went to the junior section of the museum. We took the audio guide and accompanying booklet which gives visitors an insight to four children growing up in the war. From their differing circumstances and perspectives of what happened to them during that time. Using the audio guide young visitors hear the stories of what they went through and completed missing statements in the booklet. The quality of the sets, content itself, all carefully angled towards children, who have had such little exposure to this topic was fantastic. And delivered in both Dutch & English! We spent nearly 5 hours here with a break half way for lunch and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Very stimulating for children and a great way to learn about a major event in history. Highly recommended!
Joseph Sharkey | Jul 14, 2018
Not bad! The audio guide is A MUST! Its biggest contributions and point is the slow creep of Nazi Germany's anti Jewish policies. I didn't start off with camps, just little policies that got worse and worse, until people were getting drafter for 'jobs'. I wish it focused more on resistance members and their story and actions, but Amsterdam and the Netherlands really got the soft touch with the invasion. At first anyways. So for the most part people were polite!
Jeff Ohlhausen | Jul 7, 2018
Very interesting and well done. Four stars because I thought there would be more info on the actual resistance. The museum would be more appropriately named The Museum of the Netherlands During Occupation.
Bekah Mickel | Jul 15, 2018
The junior section does an amazing job of explaining everything in a way that is appropriate, realistic, and captivating for a younger audience while still being enjoyable for adults. The regular museum is also very thorough and brings attention to areas otherwise not often mentioned when one learns about WWII.
Richard Hargreaves | Jul 14, 2018
Really good and informative museum about the plight if the Dutch in ww2. Mostly in English and with a good audio guide. Staff are friendly and helpful
Dawood Nulwalla | Aug 10, 2018
Overall it is a good museum, but honestly when it comes to the Second World War, the German museums are much more detailed and informative. Not to say that the resistance museum was bad. At the start of the museum they have an introductory film which gives a short overview of the museum inside and I would recommend that film to anyone who is visiting there. The museum takes about two hours to complete and cover most of the important aspects. One of the exhibits that I liked was a detailed map of the Jews living in Amsterdam. This same map is also in display I'm Auschwitz. Please take a moment to reflect about that map and what it lead to. The museum has three main themes, fight, collaborate or do nothing and it gives examples of people who belong to each of those categories. This makes one think about the real circumstances of the Second World War and in a way (for me at least) justifies why the Dutch people did what they did. Overall I was happy that I visited the museum and I would recommend it anyone who in interested in reading WWII history.
Roman Battaglia | Jul 31, 2018
Really great museum, the special exhibitions are a must visit. You learn a lot about the occupation of the Netherlands during WWII and what the Dutch did to resist their occupation. Very interesting, lots of interactivity that keeps you entertained. The audio guide is free and is bescially required for the museum, you will learn a lot. Definitely worth a visit.
Matthew Houstle | Aug 12, 2018
The museum was very informative and full of interesting facts and visuals. The layout was very confusing though and it felt like theyaresed different technology and display techniques just because they could and not for any reason that helped tell the story. If you can read English or dutch I don't recommend the audio tour. It just read aloud the same information that was printed on all of the displays and took much longer than just guiding yourself through by reading everything. I also dealt like a missed more because of the audio tour than I would have by itself.
Stacy Allen | Aug 10, 2018
This museum is great for history buffs. It was interactive and engaging. Audio tours offered in all languages. Make sure to go to the attached restaurant after you visit the museum (there's a coupon that comes with admission)
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