Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater


The Hollandic Theatre (Hollandsche Schouwburg) was built in 1892. It originally serves as a center for the arts, and today it is a Holocaust memorial museum. Although it was built to be a Dutch theatre, the Nazis regarded it as a Jewish structure. In 1941 it was used as an assembly point for Jews being sent to the Westerbork transit camp. Today, the building is used as a memorial site for Dutch Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The museum features a wall with the names of the 104,000 Jews that were exterminated. The museum provides visual and audio demonstrations of the building’s original art house prior to the WWII, as well as a permanent exhibition – Persecution of the Jews 1940-1945.