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Jewish Cultural Quarter Self-Guided Tour

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Joods Historisch Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Any trip to Amsterdam should include a visit to the Jewish Historical Museum. This museum, housed in four monumental synagogues, offers a unique look at Jewish life in the Netherlands past and present in all its complexity. The museum has a large multimedia collection ranging from paintings to films and from everyday objects to 3D presentations and always offers one or two temporary exhibitions.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Visit: Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam The Netherlands

    In the centre of the Jewish Cultural Quarter stands the magnificent Portuguese Synagogue. The building is still used as a house of worship, but it is also open to the public, and concerts are held there regularly. The 17th-century interior is still fully intact and illuminated by hundreds of candles. The other buildings in the complex include treasure chambers where visitors can admire a unique collection of ceremonial objects made of silver, gold, silk and brocade.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Visit: Hollandsche Schouwburg, Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam The Netherlands

    During the Second World War, the occupying forces made Jews assemble in this former theatre. Tens of thousands of people were held here, not knowing what fate awaited them, until they were deported to concentration and extermination camps. The Hollandsche Schouwburg is now a memorial site with a wall of names commemorating the Jewish victims. It also holds an exhibition about the Holocaust in the Netherlands.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Visit: JHM Children's Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Inside the Jewish Historical Museum is another museum, just for children! It is set up as a Jewish family home with six rooms, where children aged 6 to 12 can play games that will teach them about Jewish culture – sometimes seriously and sometimes with humour. Children can bake rolls in the kosher kitchen, learn Hebrew in the study or make music together in the music room.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Visit: National Holocaust Museum in development, Plantage Middenlaan 27, 1018 DB Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Through this former teacher training school hundreds of Jewish children, who were held captive in the crèche next door, were smuggled to relatively safe places with the help of the resistance during the Second World War. At this historic site, in the National Holocaust Museum, the story of the Holocaust is told in changing exhibitions and events in an artistic form and based on personal accounts.

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Joods Historisch Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam The Netherlands
    Departure Time
    12:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Audiotour
    • Map with walking tour through the old Jewish neighborhood
    • Entry/Admission - Joods Historisch Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Hollandsche Schouwburg
    • Entry/Admission - JHM Children's Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Holocaust Museum in development
    • Guided tour
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays, but carefully check the calendar for Jewish holidays.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excellent self guided tour. It was a very informative tour about the Jewish history of Amsterdam with plenty of interactive programs available to view.
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    This exhibition has so much to see that some hours are needed to see all that is on offer. Definitely worth a visiti.
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    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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