Hollandsche Schouwburg | Opens early 2024

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 early 2024, 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 

11.00 - 17.00
11.00 - 17.00
Sometimes this location has irregular opening times.

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Read here how you can be involved in the future National Holocaust Museum.


Ambassadors NHM

Short clips from ambassadors of the National Holocaust Museum

Hollandsche Schouwburg events


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Hollandsche Schouwburg history

History of the Schouwburg after 1945

Longread about the HS as a memorial place [in Dutch]


About the architect

Get an impression of the future National Holocaust Museum.

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