Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions


European Sephardic Institute

53 avenue de Boetendael, Boite 9
B-1180 Bruxelles


Jewish Museum of Belgium/ Musée Juif de Belgique / Joods Museum van Belgie

Rue des Minimes 21
B-1000 Brussels
phone: +32-2-5121963
fax: +32-2-5134859

Center of Jewish-Moroccan Culture

Place Jean Vander Elst, 19/21
1180 Brussels
+32 477 29 10 43

The Center’s main objective is to collect, preserve and disseminate the memory of the various Jewish communities of Morocco and knowledge of traditional Jewish life and its evolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It manages the collection Dahan Hirsch, one of the largest collections of Moroccan Judaism in the world. Digitized images of the collection has been uploaded to Judaica Europeana.



Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp

Vrijdagmarkt 22-23
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 221 14 50
Fax. +32 (0)3 221 14 71

Museum of printing history with a large collection of Hebrew books dating back to the 16th century.

Province of Antwerp Diamond Museum

Koningin Astridplein 19-23
2018 Antwerp
Tel: +32 (0)3 202 48 90
Fax: +32 (0)3 202 48 98
Antwerp is one of the world’s leading diamond centers, and the Orthodox Jewish community there has been highly active in the trade for more than a century.


KazerneDossin – Memorial Museum and Documentation Center on the Holocaust and Human Rights

Goswin de Stassartstraat 153
B-2800 Mechelen
Tel: + 32 (0) 15 29 06 60
Fax: + 32 (0) 15 29 08 76

A  museum/memorial/documentation center that opened Dec. 1, 2012 near the Dossin barracks, an 18th century building with courtyards connected directly to the Belgian rail network that was  used as a transit camp by Nazi occupiers between 1942 and 1944.  Belgian and German police  concentrated thousands of Jews here for deportation to Auschwitz. The museum building is made of 25,852 bricks, representing the known number of Jews and Roma sent to their deaths at Auschwitz from the Dossin barracks.


Breendonk Concentration Camp Memorial Museum

Fort Breendonk
Brandstraat, 57