Theo Thijssen Museum, Amsterdam

Theo Thijssen Museum, Amsterdam

The Thijssen Museum is a cozy little museum on Jordaan, just a short distance from Anne Frank House and the Tulip Mansion. The Museum is dedicated to Dutch educator, politician and writer Theodore Thijssen (1879- 1943).

This museum seldom makes it to a tourist’s ‘must-see-list’ in Amsterdam. Nevertheless, if you do get the opportunity to visit, the Museum offers a great insight on the life of Thijjsen along with some very interesting glimpses into the past of Amsterdam. The staff at the Museum is not only friendly but also fluent in English. This well arranged museum is the perfect place to dive into the ordinary past of Amsterdam. Accounts of daily lifestyle and how people lived back in the 19th century can be grasped vividly at the Thijssen Museum.

Theodore Thijssen was born to a shoemaker and lived a fairly underprivileged childhood. He underwent strenuous courses and stringent exams to get himself educated which finally crowned into him becoming a teacher. However, unlike any other teacher he was set to make a difference in the way pupils were taught in classrooms. He pioneering work brought about change in the education system not only in Amsterdam but also the Netherlands. Apart from being recognized as an educator, he is also known for some of the finest Dutch literary works that paint the picture of life in the 19th century.

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Sight Name: Theo Thijssen Museum
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Jordaan Walking Tour  

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