At present, the Hollandsche Schouwburg is in the middle of a renovation project. During the Second World War, the German occupiers used this theatre as a detention centre for Jews who had been ordered to report for transportation. Tens of thousands of men, women and children were taken from here to concentration camps and death camps. After the war, it became a place of remembrance and reflection.
In the autumn of 2023, we hope to reopen the Hollandsche Schouwburg as a place of remembrance. Voices of people who have been persecuted and murdered and of those who survived, guide the visitor around. They tell about the theater in the years before, during and after the war. A new work of art enhances the visitor experience in this profoundly moving place.
Read here about the importance of the National Holocaust Museum and how you can get involved.
Financially supported by the European erasmus+ programme.
Illustration: Artist’s impression by Architectenbureau Office Winhov
Read here how you can be involved in the future National Holocaust Museum.
Short clips from ambassadors of the National Holocaust Museum
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Longread about the HS as a memorial place [in Dutch]
Get an impression of the future National Holocaust Museum.
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