Hollandsche Schouwburg

Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′40″E / 52.366655°N 4.911181°E / 52.366655; 4.911181
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Hollandsche Schouwberg
Hollandsche Schouwburg in 2010
Hollandsche Schouwburg is located in Amsterdam
Hollandsche Schouwburg
Location within the city center of Amsterdam
LocationPlantage Middenlaan 33hs
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates52°22′00″N 4°54′40″E / 52.366655°N 4.911181°E / 52.366655; 4.911181
DirectorEmile Schrijver[2]

Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔlɑntsə ˈsxʌubʏr(ə)x]; English: Hollandic Theatre) is a museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[3]


Monument at the Hollandsche Schouwburg

Originally, the Hollandsche Schouwburg was a Dutch theatre, but it was deemed a Jewish theatre in 1941 by Nazi occupiers, and it was later used as a deportation center during the Holocaust in the Netherlands.[4]

On 4 May 1962, the theater was dedicated as a general memorial site by the mayor of Amsterdam. The auditorium of the theater was dedicated as a memorial to the Dutch victims of the Holocaust.[5][6]

The illustrious personnel of the nursery opposite the Hollandsche Schouwburg located at the Plantage Middenlaan in Amsterdam saved many Jewish children. This is described in the book of resistance member Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk.

The Jewish Historical Museum took over administration of the building in 1992. Renovations the following year added a memorial room and an exhibition and a wall engraved with some 6,700 surnames of the more than 100,000 Jewish deportees from the Netherlands.[6]


  1. ^ "History". Hollandsche Schouwberg. Hollandsche Schouwberg. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Medewerkers" [Staff]. Hollandsche Schouwburg (in Dutch). Hollandsche Schouwburg. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Musea van Amsterdam". OAM.
  4. ^ "History". Hollandsche Schouwburg.
  5. ^ "Amsterdam, De Hollandsche Schouwburg". Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei (in Dutch). 1995. Retrieved 2019-02-08. Het monument is op 4 mei 1962 ingewijd door burgemeester Van Hall als algemene herdenkingsplaats
  6. ^ a b "Hollandsche Schouwburg: Remembrance". Gedenkstättenportal zu Orten der Erinnerung in Europa. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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