The Hollandsche Schouwburg is open daily for individual visitors as well as groups. Tours are conducted by experienced docents. Two programmes have been developed as teaching aids, one titled Evil on the Block intended for first year secondary schools; the second, Combination programme Great Synagogue/Dutch Theatre, is intended for younger audiences in elementary schools. These programmes are at present only available in Dutch. Another way of visiting the Hollandsche Schouwburg is as part of a guided walking tour of Jewish Amsterdam.

Teaching goals

Both educational programmes take as central motief the words: Seeing leads to remembering and remembering leads to doing. By actively involving young people in the history of the location and the role the building fulfils today as a war memorial, they are made more aware of the part they can play in ongoing history.

The educational programmes have a number of aims. Young people, after taking part in a educational programme, can then:

The programme Evil on the block has the additional teaching aims:  

Naturally, groups are most welcome to visit the Hollandsche Schouwburg without having a museum docent to guide them. In such cases we recommend that you give prior notice of the time your group expects to arrive; please notify the public affairs department.

More information about guided tours and reservations:
Service & Sales Department
T +31 (0) 20 5 310 340
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Monday until friday 9.00 - 17.00

Please note: because of space limitations the exhibition area is not open to the public during educational tours and sessions.