About the MuseumThis historical museum (Verzetsmuseum) tells the story of the Dutch people during World War II (1940-1945). The Dutch underground was an underground that opposed the Nazi occupation during the war. Through the intelligence it gathered, the media networks that created and sabotaged the Nazi forces helped to liberate the state from the Nazi regime.
In a permanent exhibit at the museum, you can learn about the life of the people through actions taken by the underground: strikes by the people, forgery of documents, opposition to power, underground journalism and more. You can watch amazing authentic materials from that period: recordings of speeches, documents, letters and pictures. You will learn about the different conflicts and stories of private individuals in all the commotion.
The founders of the museum emphasized the creation of an authentic atmosphere through visual means - to enable the visitor to take an integral part in the dilemmas of daily life under occupation.
Other colonists who receive expression here are the Dutch settlers in the colonies (especially those near India) controlled by the Japanese occupation. The children and their lives under German occupation also appear here. You can see their belongings, hear about their personal stories and be exposed to original displays from that time.
About 15,000 children visit the museum each year.