As a singular and emotionally-charged location, the National Holocaust Museum presents the history of the persecution of Dutch Jews during World War II. Opening in 2023, the museum unites two existing buildings: the former theatre Hollandsche Schouwburg and the former teaching training school Hervormde Kweekschool. The Hollandsche Schouwburg was the assembly point from which Jews were deported to the camps, and as such was already an established memorial site. The story of the ‘Reformed Nursery School’ is less well known: it was via here where 600 detained Jewish children were brought to relative safety. While preserving the buildings’ surviving historical elements, the museum is formulated as a place for both remembrance and to pass on history to future generations. The goal of the architectural design was to provide the mental space for the personal stories to come to life for the visitors – to give a sense of place: this happened here.