Hollandsche Schouwburg

Remember and commemorate at a historic site

Theatre, deportation centre, memorial

Once a theatre, Hollandsche Schouwburg was seized by the Nazis in the Second World War. From July 1942, Jews ordered to report for deportation were assembled here. Tens of thousands of people passed through these doors. Many spent hours, days, even weeks locked in here before being sent to concentration and extermination camps. Today, it’s a memorial for all the victims of the Holocaust.

Hollandsche Schouwburg is currently closed for renovation. The memorial will reopen in March 2024, together with the new National Holocaust Museum across the road.

Impressie van de voormalige theaterzaal in de Hollandsche Schouwburg

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