National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 24, 27, 29, Amsterdam
2019-2023
National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 24, 27, 29, Amsterdam
2019-2023
Renovation of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool for the National Holocaust Museum
Adress: Plantage Middenlaan 24, 27, 29, Amsterdam
Area: 3,500 m²
Client: Foundation Hollandsche Schouwburg
Architects: Office Winhov
Team: Uri Gilad, Inez Tan, Leon Kentrop, András Szél, Anna Janssen, Franco Serra, Maria Trombetta
Renders: Dima
Photography: Luuk Kramer
National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 24, 27, 29, Amsterdam
2019-2023

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.

National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 24, 27, 29, Amsterdam
2019-2023
Impression of the garden with the separation wall
Hollandsche Schouwburg during World War II with Nazi guards, 1942
Hervormde Kweekschool designed by Gerlof Salm, 1888
Impression of the new facade for the Hollandsche Schouwburg
Memorial site, 1962
New situation of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool Current situation of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool Original situation of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool
New situation of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool
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Scheme of a continuous route between the two buildings, crossing the tram track
An open connection with the memorial site designed by Jan Leupen ca. 1960
The new entrance hall of the Hollandsche Schouwburg refers to the original design by Jan Leupen
Axonometry Hollandsche Schouwburg
Impression of the courtyard of the Hollandsche Schouwburg
Facade of Plantage Middenlaan 27 and 29, the Hervormde Kweekschool
New facades Plantage Middenlaan 27 and 29 Facades Plantage Middenlaan 27 and 29 <br>1950-2022 Facades Plantage Middenlaan 27 and 29<br>1888-1950
New facades Plantage Middenlaan 27 and 29
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Impression of the abstract reconstructions of the facades of the Hervormde Kweekschool and the new entrance building
Impression of the entrance of the National Holocaust Museum
Drawings of the entrance Drawings of the cafe Ground floor plan
Drawings of the entrance
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