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Portuguese Synagogue

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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue
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Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue
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Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0380
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Combine it with the museum of jewish history. This type of synagogues you don't see very often. Near Waterloo-sqaere and Hermitage

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Synagogue. Just stand there and admire. So much history. Glad we could come. Walk around the Synagogue and think about the history.

Thank Teach1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

we viewed the synagogue on a wonderful private tour with Mia and found it both interesting as well as an important glimpse into the Jewish history of Amsterdam. well worth the visit

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue was very interesting to see and understand the history behind it. Would love to see it when it is fully lit

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not necessarily a destination in itself, it is a lovely adjunct when looking at the Jewish quarter in total and visiting the Jewish museum right across the street. In addition to the synagogue itself, there are some annexes that not necessarily highlighted. One, called secret...More

Thank GailDez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time I visited a Synagogue. Men must wear some headgear during the visit; a "keppeltje" is included in the entrance fee. The Synagogue is cavernous and impressive. The synagogue was founded by Portuguese Jews, who fled persecution in the 15th and...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest functioning synagogues in Europe, with all of the unfortunate history to go along with that. It is worth seeing if you are in the vicinity, and goes nicely with the Hermitage and the Opera

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This synagogue is still fully functioning as a place of worship as well as being open to the public even though it was opened over 340 years ago in the 17th century. Even though many restorations have taken place during this time the interior of...More

Thank MissEmilyMc
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Jews came to the Low Countries after persecution and exile from both Spain and Portugal after the expulsions of the late 15th century and then from the eastern parts of Europe, Russia and Poland in the 19th century, so Amsterdam hosted two distinct communities with...More

Thank alisonrM2071TR
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This functioning synagogue is both inspirational and educational. The collections fo Jewish worship artifacts lends to a fuller understanding of the function of the synagogue in the local community as well as the greater whole. The fact that this was not destroyed by the Nazis...More

Thank Bill C
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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
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Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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25 August 2018|
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Response from יואל ק | Reviewed this property |
The Jewish Museum just across the way has a cafeteria that offers a good lunch menu. Why not give it a try?
Keren S
23 August 2018|
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Response from ALAN B | Reviewed this property |
You can by one ticket for all of the buildings
16 January 2018|
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Response from 117davidgyahoo | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy in advance, head to the holocaust museum and you can buy 4 attractions for 15 euro. Good value, holocaust museum a bit of a disappointment, but the synagogue makes up for it. Check out the Tropenmuseum, close... More