On December 1, HRH Princess Margriet will reopen the completely renovated Resistance Museum. The public is welcome from 2 December.
Those who already know the museum will be surprised. After years of preparation, the museum was closed for more than six months, during which a lot of hard work was done on the brand new set-up.
In the new museum, visitors walk through six phases of the occupation period. Each period is introduced by a large animated film projection, and a hundred personal stories in beautiful settings bring history to life. New historical insights have been incorporated, and the museum is the first in the Netherlands to be independently accessible to people with a visual or hearing impairment.
Stories of German occupiers, allied liberators, civilian victims, forced laborers and collaborators make the story more complete. Yet the emphasis is on the development of the resistance.
The museum shows that resistance in a time of dictatorial oppression was not easy. A story that is also relevant today.
Resistance Museum, Plantage Kerklaan 61