National Museum of Trade Unions

This building, nicknamed "de Burcht" (the fortress), was built in 1900 to house the diamond workers' trade union and is now devoted to the history of trade union activity. In particular there is a permanent exhibition set up in the union leaders' council chamber. Also inside is an elegant Art Deco lamp, worth noting for its inscriptions glorifying the attributes of trade unionism: "unity", "tenacity" and "the spirit of sacrifice".

Useful information

Adresse : 

Henri Polaklaan 9

Opening hours

11am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, closed Sat, Mon and Bank Hols

Nearby tourist attractions

Plantage
Plantage
Developed at the end of the 19th Century
60 minutes
Hortus Botanicus
Hortus Botanicus
This garden was created in 1682 at the
30 minutes
Verzetsmuseum
Verzetsmuseum
Film clips, sound recordings, images and
90 minutes
Zoological Garden (Artis)
Zoological Garden (Artis)
This large, well-maintained park was
120 minutes
Hollandse Schouwburg
Hollandse Schouwburg
From the summer of 1942 this former
30 minutes
Entrepotdok
Entrepotdok
Nearly one hundred warehouses, built
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Plantage
Plantage
Developed at the end of the 19th Century
60 minutes
Hollandse Schouwburg
Hollandse Schouwburg
From the summer of 1942 this former
30 minutes
Entrepotdok
Entrepotdok
Nearly one hundred warehouses, built
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Verzetsmuseum
Verzetsmuseum
Film clips, sound recordings, images and
90 minutes
Portuguese Synagogue (Portugese Synagogue)
Portuguese Synagogue (Portugese Synagogue)
This building is the work of Elias
30 minutes
Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historich Museum)
Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historich Museum)
This museum occupies four synagogues
90 minutes
See all