During World War II, the Hollandsche Schouwburg was used by the German occupying forces as a collection centre for Jews. From here, tens of thousands of women and men were deported to concentration and extermination camps. It is now a place of commemoration. In the hall, a wall remembers all the people deported from here through an inscription of their surnames, and there is an exhibition detailing the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands.
On 1 January 2021, the Hollandsche Schouwburg will temporarily close for renovation. In 2022, we hope to open a new National Holocaust Museum, here and in the former seminary across the street. Then we will again be able to commemorate and tell the story of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands from this exceptional, highly significant location.
Here, you can read why it is important that we have a National Holocaust Museum, and how you can be involved in this.
You do not need to buy a ticket to visit the Hollandsche Schouwburg. The Hollandsche Schouwburg is part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter.
Admission & tickets
Image: Artist impression by architectural Office Winhov
Read here how you can be involved in the future National Holocaust Museum.
Short clips from ambassadors of the National Holocaust Museum
Find out about events in the Hollandsche Schouwburg
Longread about the HS as a memorial place [in Dutch]
Get an impression of the future National Holocaust Museum.
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