The Dutch Resistance Museum is an impressive place that offers insights about war for children as well as adults. Experience what it was like to live in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation of World War II and learn about propaganda during the Colonial War.
The Netherlands was occupied by the Nazis from May 1940 to May 1945. The Verzetsmuseum explores the stories of the people who experienced this occupation in an accessible and understandable way.
Objects, photos and documents as well as film and audio clips help to make history tangible.
There is also a special exhibit about the Colonial War of 1945-1949 and the issues faced by the people of the Dutch East Indies. This exhibit is on display through April 2016.
DUTCH RESISTANCE MUSEUM JUNIOR
Visit the interactive exhibits for children and hear, see and touch the displays. Experience what is was like to live in the Netherlands during World War II from the perspectives of four different children: Eva, Jan, Henk and Nelly. Hear the stories of both the girl who fears deportation to a concentration camp and the girl who joins the youth Nazis.
Enter their “houses” and hear the stories in Dutch or English. At the end of the exhibit you can watch interviews with the four children who are now older adults. Modern kids have left their impressions and comments in notes along the wall.
The Verzetsmuseum is appropriate for children over 8 years, as well as adults.
Verzetsmuseum: Dutch Resistance Museum
Plantage Kerklaan 61, Amsterdam