The Jewish secOnd generation art & family  Museum Amsterdam


The Jewish secOnd generation art & family  Museum Amsterdam
is an artwork in progress, beautifully located at the Brouwersgracht 49 in the heart of the monumental 17th century canal belt in the center of Amsterdam.

visual art of Maarten van der Heijden et al.
family stories of the Holocaust
learning & education center
blue glass collection
sculpture garden
meet the artist

Visit   the  J O M A


The ART of Maarten van der Heijden, Christian Boltanski and Karel Gomes.

Ask questions

To Maarten van der Heijden, the artist and inhabitant of the house and hear about his familystories of the Holocaust.


A delicious piece of 'Omi's apple pie' , the best in town.

Maarten van der Heijden:

          My name is Maarten van der Heijden and I am Jewish. I was born in 1947. Just after the war. I belong to the so called Jewish second-generation. My grandfather Martin Spanjaard, a musical conductor, was murdered in Auschwitz.
           I always knew that I was Jewish, but I did not do anything with that. During a midlife crisis I made a quest into my Jewish roots and Judaism. And what did I find? On the one hand the beauty of the Talmud and Jewish mysticism. On the other hand the horror of the Shoah.

series Grotesques (2010)

series Tissues (2010)

series 141 BOXES (2011)

My blue glass collection (481 items). 

Sculpture garden with three Commedia dell'arte figures of Karel Gomes (1930-2016)

VIEW VIDEO (15 minutes):

Maarten van der Heijden: Finally Jewish again / Dutch: Eindelijk weer joods.
By Tal Sarid and Michiel & Maarten Boogerman (2013). 
Dutch spoken; English version in preparation.