The Hollandsche Schouwburg is a monument and commemorative site, and it is also an educational centre of national significance. Every year, about 40.000 adults and children visit the building to commemorate and learn, and to look around the building that served as a link in a chain of destruction. The Hollandsche Schouwburg was once a theatre, a place for culture and civilized entertainment. During the Second World War it was used as a deportation centre: tens of thousands of Jewish men, women, and children waited here to be transported to labour and death camps.

The Hollandsche Schouwburg seeks to meet the needs of all those who want to visit the building today: by providing a dignified and informative space for commemoration, and detailed and accessible accounts of the history of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and of the persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands. To fulfil these needs as well as possible, the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Jewish Historical Museum, which manages it, have agreed on a necessary renovation operation: the building's interior is almost twenty years old. The aim is to convert the Hollandsche Schouwburg into a fully-fledged museum of the Shoah, a museum of the persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands during the Second World War.

The Hollandsche Schouwburg aspires to be a centre that focuses attention on the Shoah and related themes in a variety of ways, from museum presentations to musical and theatrical performances. Debate and contemplation can also take place between 'these walls, which have so much to tell us'. The renewal is well under way, however your continued support is utmost important for the successful completion of his project!

Make a donation and support the renewal of the Hollandsche Schouwburg. 

Bank details:
account number: (ABN AMRO)
account owner: Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg
mentioning: 'Renewal Hollandsche Schouwburg'

You can also make an online donation

We appreciate your gift enormously!