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Portuguese Synagogue

Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is beautiful and really something to see. the complex includes the winter synagogue (as there is no heat in the main structure) and the ceremonial objects used. There is a short movie as well. Some of the rooms in the complex are open...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portuguese synagogue is an active synagogue that is lit by candles. The wooden floors, pews and chandeliers take you back to the synagogue origins. This is included in admission to the Jewish Cultural Community package .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enlightening and interesting. The audio tour is easy to handle and easy to understand. Simple, yet beautiful.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people of Netherlands are to be congratulated for their real views of religious freedom and the luck that the Nazis wanted the building for their own use so it was not destroyed and is in its original shape and state. A really beautiful synagogue...More

Thank Sid G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

leave plenty of time to sit and just feel what it was like to be in a space like this 300 years ago. they have retained its timeless beauty

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an important part of Jewish Amsterdam - originally founded by Spanish Sephardic Jews, it was named Portuguese synagogue because of the Dutch and Spanish war.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful Synogogue the oldest one . It is a working Synogogue with a cook making soup and old Torah covers In Glass . The light is still of candles . It is in Waterloplein . A short walk from here to the Jewish Museum...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the synagogue, Jewish museum, holocaust museum and monument all on one ticket. Good value. Holocaust museum and monument still in construction so not much time needed here.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to get the audio guide to this fine building as it explains so much about the layout of the building and the different areas which are so important for the observation of the Jewish faith. I came here to see an old building...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This huge 17th century building was the centre of the Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. These were Jewish people who fled the Inquisition in their native Portugal to live in the Netherlands. A fascinating insight into their lives. The ticket also gets you into the...More

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sillygranma
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
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sillygranma
16 January 2018|
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Response from JCKamsterdam | Property representative |
Hi Sillygranma, you can purchase your ticket on forehand and select the date of visit. With your ticket you have access to all locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter during the following 30 days. Tickets are also available... More
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