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Museum of the Resistance in Amsterdam

The history of Holland assigns to a painful chapter the time of Nazi occupation during World War II, but also the firm resistance remembers with pride that was exerted from many social spaces. In order to maintain this part alive of the past it is that Het Verzetsmuseum was created.

In Spanish, its name is Dutch Museum of the Resistance, and was established in 1984. Their origins go back to a year before this, when people of different political groupings realized a 1933-19ahora called historical sample, to commemorate the events happened during the warlike conflict.

At present, the permanent collection recreates with fidelity the situation of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation, and it especially catches the dark and saddened atmosphere that characterized to the city in those years. Photos, gigantografías, films and objects of the time compose a return to the past that it pleads because moments as those never are repeated in the real life.

While it presents/displays the day to day of the invasion and the resistance to us, also reference to excellent events is made that marked those times. The heroic actions were many that, from the town, were carried out to be against to the advance of the nazistas in Holland.

Espionage, routes of escape, armed resistance, plans to put out of danger to the clandestine periodic persecuted ones and are some of the many forms in which the Dutch faced the enemy feared ones. Numerous documents testify these facts in the collection of the Verzetsmuseum.

The building that lodges the museum was constructed in 1876 by the Jewish association Oefening Baart Kunst. This grouping baptized to the monument like Petrus Plancius, a famous scientist of Flanders that lived in century XVI, and had to flee to Brussels to get rid of the religious persecution.

Practical information

  • Address: Verzetsmuseum Plantage Kerklaan 61
  • Schedules: of Tuesday to Friday, 10 to 17 hs. ; Saturdays, Sundays, Monday and holidays, from the 12 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 5,50 €; children of 7 to 15 years, 3 €; minors of 6 years, free.
  • How to arrive: in street car, from the central station of Amsterdam, in line 9, or from the Dam Place, in line 14. Shutdown: Plantage Middenlaan/Kerklaan.
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