Dutch Resistance Museum

Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

The Dutch Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum) focuses on the period of May 1940 to May 1945, when the Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany.

Both permanent and temporary exhibitions visualize how Dutch people responded to the oppression of Nazi occupation, in day to day life and in exceptional situations.  

A separate section tells the story of the Dutch East Indies - a former colony of the Netherlands overtaken by the Japanese during the second World War.

The Museum does not only tell the history of the few Dutch citizens brave enough to stand up to oppression during this period, but also of the lives of most ordinary people who mainly tried to adapt their daily lives to the harsh and inhumane policies of the Nazi regime, and those who chose to collaborate with the occupiers. 



Plantage Kerklaan 61
Plantage Kerklaan 61 Amsterdam