Resource centre

The Resource centre of the Jewish Cultural Quarter is housed in the Jewish Museum. It is open to museum visitors, school pupils, students, researchers and the public. To visit the Resource centre, please make an appointment via The main subjects are Jewish art, culture and religion and Jewish history (mainly in the Netherlands). All the materials are available for consultation. There is a reading room. Items are not lent out.

Due to national policy to control the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak, service has been adapted:

- To consult archive material, photos, documents, audio and video material, please make an appointment via
- You enter through the main entrance and you must be in possession of a valid entrance ticket with time lock. Tickets can only be bought online. Order your ticket here
- We would like to hear in advance which materials you want to consult. We assume that your visit lasts max. 2 hours. If you need more time, please let us know. Due to the dimensions of the room, it is only possible to visit the audio and video rooms with one person or with visitors from one household.


Opening times and facilities

The Resource centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 13.00 to 17.00. Staff is present to help you. 

What will you find at the Resource centre?

Visitors have access to 30.000 books and brochures, a fully digitized video collection (3.000 recordings), photos (c. 20.000 pictures), a fully digitized music collection (2.500 items), a press cuttings archive and 20.000 historical documents. Also available are around 100 current magazine titles.

Photocopies and scans
Photocopy self service: € 0.10 (A4).  Prints from the microfiche collection cost € 0.50 each.
Photocopies or scans from books or articles can be ordered and sent by mail at a charge of € 1.00 per page.

Photos may be ordered (subject to certain conditions) from the Photo Service.

Catalogue and digital access
All the automated Resource centre material is available along with a catalogue of the museum collection, a biographical database, the Encyclopaedia Judaïca, and Two Thousand Witnesses, 2000 video interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, telling the stories of the Dutch survivors.

Internet catalogue
All collections, including the museum objects collection, are available online.  The interface is in Dutch only.

T +31 (0)20 5 310 320 
Resource centre 


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