Opening Hours

We are open again!
The JCK reopened its doors on Monday 1 June. We are very pleased to receive you again and you are very welcome. Our opening hours are as before and can be found below.

Tickets can be purchased online by booking a timeslot via this link.

All locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, except for the Portuguese Synagogue, are open every day of the week. Different opening hours apply on some public holidays.

Face masks
From September 30, we ask our visitors (from 13 years old) to wear a mouth mask. Tip: JCK mouth masks are available in the museum shop!

Note: Headphones
In the museums you can use an audio tour. Please bring your own headphones from home, or purchase headphones from the museum.

Jewish Historical Museum & Childrens Museum & National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg)

Open seven days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM. The ticket desk closes half an hour before closing time. No new visitors are admitted in the last 15 minutes before closing time.

CONSTRUCTION NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND HOLLANDSCHE SCHOUWBURG

Please note: On 2 February 2020 the National Holocaust Museum temporarily closed its doors for renovation. The Hollandsche Schouwburg will also close from 1 January 2021. In 2022 we hope to open a new National Holocaust Museum in these two opposite buildings.

Exceptions in 2020 for the locations mentioned above

Date Event Opening hours
1 January New Year's Day 12 AM - 5 PM
27 April King's Day Closed
1 June Whit Monday Open from 12 AM
19 September Rosh Hashanah Closed
20 September Rosh Hashanah Closed
28 September Yom Kippur Closed
5 December Sinterklaas 11 AM - 4 PM
24 December Christmas Eve 11 AM - 4 PM
25 December Christmas 11 AM - 4 PM
26 December Christmas 11 AM - 5 PM
31 December New Year's Eve 11 AM - 4 PM
1 January New Year's Day 12 AM - 5 PM

 

Resource Centre
Location: Jewish Historical Museum
Open, on appointment only, from Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5 PM.

Closed at December 27. 

Portuguese Synagogue Open from Sunday till Friday from 11 AM. See schedule below for the exact opening hours. 

  Sunday - Thursday Friday
January 11 AM - 4 PM 11 AM - 2 PM
February 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 2 PM
March 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 4 PM
April 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 4 PM
May 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 5 PM
June 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 5 PM
July 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 5 PM
August 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 5 PM
September 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 4 PM
October 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 4 PM
November 11 AM - 5 PM 11 AM - 2 PM
December 11 AM - 4 PM 11 AM - 2 PM


The ticket desk closes half an hour before closing time. No new visitors are admitted in the last 15 minutes before closing time.

Exceptions in 2020 for the Portuguese Synagogue

Date Event Opening hours
1 January New Year's Day Open from 12 AM - 5 PM
10 March Purim Open from 10 AM - 5 PM
8 April Day before Passover/Pesach Closed from 1 PM
9 April First day of Passover/Pesach Closed
10 April Second day of Passover/Pesach Closed
15 April Seventh day of Passover/Pesach Closed
16 April Eighth day of Passover/Pesach Closed
27 April King's day Closed
29 May Shavuot 1 Closed
30 May Shavuot 2 Closed
1 June Whit Monday Open from 12 AM
30 July Tisha b'Av Open from 12 AM - 5 PM
18 September Day before Rosh Hashanah Closed from 1 PM
19 September Rosh Hashanah 1 Closed
20 September Rosh Hashanah 2 Closed
27 September Day before Yom Kippur Closed from 1 PM
28 September Yom Kippur Closed
2 October Day before Sukkot Closed from 4 PM
3 October Sukkot 1 Closed
4 October Sukkot 2 Closed
9 October Day before Shmini Atzeret Closed from 4 PM
10 October Shmini Atzeret Closed
11 October Simchat Tora Closed
25 December First Christmas day Closed from 2 PM
26 December Second Christmas day Closed
1 January New Year's day Closed

Ets Haim

Ets Haim is open from Monday until Tuesday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Please note: Ets Haim can only be visited by appointment. Currently it is not possible to visit Ets Haim.

Because Ets Haim is part of the Portuguese Municipality, the adjusted opening hours of the Portuguese Synagogue also apply to Ets Haim.

Adjusted opening hours Ets Haim
Closed from 14/05/2020 to 24/05/2020
Closed from 08/05/2020 to 08/23/2020
Closed from 14/09/2020 to 20/09/2020
Closed from 14/12/2020 to 03/01/2021

Opening hours 2021

Jewish Historical Museum & Children's Museum
Open daily (including weekends) 11am - 5pm.

Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum will be closed in 2021 for renovations

Regular opening hours Portuguese Synagogue
This location is closed every Saturday. Below the regular opening hours:

  su/mo/tu/we/th fr
January 11am - 4pm   11am - 2pm
February 11am - 5pm   11am - 2pm
March 11am - 5pm  11am - 4pm
April 11am - 5pm  11am - 4pm
May 11am - 5pm    11am - 5pm
June 11am - 5pm  11am - 5pm
July 11am - 5pm   11am - 5pm
August 11am - 5pm   11am - 5pm
September 11am - 5pm  11am - 4pm
October 11am - 5pm  11am - 4pm
November 11am - 5pm  11am - 2pm
December 11am - 4pm 11am - 2pm

Different opening hours of the JCQ in 2021:

Jewish Historical Museum & Children's museum

Date Occasion Opening hours Extra's
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day Open from 12am - 5pm  
Tuesday, April 27 King's Day Closed JCQ closed
Tuesday, September 7 Rosh Hashanah 1 Closed JCQ closed
Tuesday, September 8 Rosh Hashanah 2 Closed JCQ closed
Thursday, September 16 Yom Kippur Closed JCQ closed
Sunday, December 5th 'Sinterklaas' eve Closed from 4pm  
Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve Closed from 4pm  
Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day Closed from 4pm  
Sunday, December 26 Boxing Day Open from 11am - 5pm  
Friday, December 31 New Years Eve Closed from 4pm  
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year's Day Open from 12am - 5pm  

The Portuguese Synagogue has different opening hours, compared to the other JCK locations.

Different opening hours Portuguese Synagogue 2021:

 

Date Occasion Openings hours Extra's
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day Closed  
Friday, February 26 Purim Open from 11pm - 2pm Wintersnoge and ma'amad open from 12am
Saturday, March 27 Day before Passover Closed  
Sunday, March 28 1st Passover Closed JCQ closed
Monday, March 29 2nd Passover Closed  
Friday, April 2 Day before Passover Open from 11am - 4pm  
Saturday, April 3 7th Passover Closed  
Sunday, April 4 8th Passover Closed  
Tuesday, April 27 King's Day Closed JCQ closed
Monday, May 17 Shavuot 1 Closed  
Tuesday, May 18 Shavuot 2 Closed  
Sunday, July 18 Tisja be'av Open from 12am - 5pm  
Monday, September 6 Day before Rosh Hashanah Closed from 1pm  
Tuesday, September 7 Rosh Hashanah 1 Closed JCQ closed
Wednesday, September 8 Rosh Hashanah 2 Closed JCQ closed
Wednesday, September 15 Day before Yom Kippur Closed from 1pm  
Thursday, September 16 Yom Kippur Closed JCQ closed
Monday, September 20 Day before Sukkot Closed from 4pm   
Tuesday, September 21 Sukkot 1 Closed  
Wednesday, September 22 Sukkot 2 Closed  
Monday, September 27 Day before Shemini Atseret Closed from 4pm   
Tuesday, September 28 Shemini Atseret Closed  
Wdnesday, September 29 Simchat Tora Closed  
Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve Closed from 2pm  
Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day Closed  
Sunday, December 26 Boxing Day IOpen from 11am - 5pm  
Friday, December 31 New Years Eve Closed from 2pm  
Saturday, January 1 2022 New Years Day Closed  

 

 

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