From 14 May 1940 to 5 May 1945, the Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany; the Resistance Musuem shows us how Dutch peoplpe did respond to the increasing oppression of the occupying power. Not only the resistance to this oppression is shown: various permanent and temporary exhibitions illustrate the society in which the resistance took place. An important story for both youth and adults!
The Netherlands in World War II
Entering this exhibition brings you back in time: large coloured posters on the walls and authentic objects give an overall view of the Netherlands in World War II. Look through peepholes, flip panels and find the history of the people in wartime. This interactive exhibition makes that the visitor literally has to search and peek for what was covertly going on at the time. Read more about this permanent exhibition on the website of the Resistance Museum.
The Dutch Colonial Empire
The Dutch colonial empire has its own department within the museum, in which the story of various population groups is being told: white Dutchmen, Indonesians and Chinese people. The anecdotes are shown in a scenery which depicts the atmosphere of the situation. Besides that, many authentic objects are displayed, which the museum has acquired especially for this department. Also the resistance against the Japanese - which is still quite unknown - is shown by this exhibition.
The Resistance Museum Junior
In this award winning junior exhibition of the Resistance Museum, young visitors travel to the Netherlands during war by time machine. They follow the stories of four children who lived during World War II: Eva (a Jewish girl), Jan (whose parents take part in the resistance), Nelly (joins the youth department of the Dutch Nazi party) and Henk (out of a mundane family). From these four perspectives, young people are introduced to the most turbulent period in recent Dutch history: the Resistance Museum tells a story that is and remains an important one to tell. Whoever visits the Resistance Museum Junior gets a nice scavenger hunt booklet at the reception. Read more about this permanent junior exhibition on this page.
In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum has beautiful temporary exhibitions as well. The museum thinks it is important to show a clear link to the present in these exhibitions, so that visitors can identify with the story.
Opening times and fees
Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Adults: € 12,00 per person
Children 7 - 17: € 6,50 per person
Family ticket: € 28,00
Free entrance for children under 7 years, with the I Amsterdam City Card or Museumkaart.
The museum is closed on the 1st of January, on the 27th of April and on the 25th of December.
Address and map
Plantage Kerklaan 61, 1018 CX Amsterdam
Visit the website for more information
T +31(0)20 620 25 35