Resource centre


The Resource Centre of the Jewish Cultural Quarter can be visited in the Jewish Historical Museum. It is open to museum visitors, school pupils, students, researchers and the public.
Jewish art, culture and religion and Jewish history (mainly in the Netherlands) are the principal subjects.

Visitors have access to 20.000 books and brochures, a video collection (over 1.750 tapes en dvd's), photos (c. 14.000 pictures), a music collection (2.500 cds and records), a press cuttings archive and 16.000 historical documents. Also available are around 100 current magazine titles and prewar Jewish weeklies on microfiches.

Opening times and facilities
The Resource Centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 13.00 to 17.00. Staff are available to provide assistance. Admission to the Resource Centre is free. Please ask at the museum main entrance.

All the material is available for consultation. Although no items are lent out, there is a reading room.
Please apply in advance to view microfiches and to view or listen to audio and video material.

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 


Deze site is ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands