Fodor's Expert Review Verzetsmuseum

Plantage Museum/Gallery

From May 14, 1940, to May 5, 1945, the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany, and this museum looks at the population's response—who resisted and how. All forms of resistance are covered: strikes, forging documents, hiding and escape (such as the Paris route), armed resistance, and espionage. Personal documents, interviews, and sound fragments offer a rich context that not only conveys what occupied life really felt like but also challenges visitors to consider their own behavior and choices today. The Resistance Museum Junior focuses on the stories of four eyewitnesses: Eva, Henk, Jan, and Nelly, who were between 9 and 14 years old during the war (the same age group as the target audience). The children's museum gives the concept of "resistance" a positive twist, using examples from World War II to make kids aware of the importance of mutual respect, freedom, the fragility of democracy, and their own responsibility in dealing with discrimination and persecution. Displays also show... READ MORE

From May 14, 1940, to May 5, 1945, the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany, and this museum looks at the population's response—who resisted and how. All forms of resistance are covered: strikes, forging documents, hiding and escape (such as the Paris route), armed resistance, and espionage. Personal documents, interviews, and sound fragments offer a rich context that not only conveys what occupied life really felt like but also challenges visitors to consider their own behavior and choices today. The Resistance Museum Junior focuses on the stories of four eyewitnesses: Eva, Henk, Jan, and Nelly, who were between 9 and 14 years old during the war (the same age group as the target audience). The children's museum gives the concept of "resistance" a positive twist, using examples from World War II to make kids aware of the importance of mutual respect, freedom, the fragility of democracy, and their own responsibility in dealing with discrimination and persecution. Displays also show how some of today's main Dutch newspapers and magazines, like Het Parool (Password) and Vrij Nederland (Free Netherlands), began as illegal underground newsletters.

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Plantage Kerklaan 61
Amsterdam, North Holland  1018 CX, Netherlands

020-620–2535

www.verzetsmuseum.org

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Rate Includes: €10

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