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Portuguese Synagogue

Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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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
Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The synagogue is part of the Jewish cultural center tour...the synagogue is kept as it was when built..no electricity and no heat..the magnificent structure can be enjoyed as built..the only modern intrusion is the audio guide spots...you really get the feel of the place.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting synagogue. Very old and the structure is very typical a Sfaradi synagoge. Interesting place to visit to see and understand the history of this community in Amsterdam

Thank udihc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well organized interactive museum. Entry here also gets you into the Jewish Museum and Holocaust Museum, The audio guides provided on entry really brough life to the exhibits and building.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can feel the history just by sitting in the Synagogue, it was sad, mournful, and takes one back to the time.

Thank C L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is huge and beautiful. no electricity just candles. an opportunity to learn about judaism and histoty in one place. its important to read about the place in wikipedia, the explantions in the synagogue are interesting but not enough.

Thank Rakefetlev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid this visit looking to see the history of the local Jewish history. I appreciated the place and the presentation of the pieces. From architectural point of view I don't consider it the best Synagogue I visited.

Thank Baciccia_Riou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a synagogue that is several hundred years old. It is built like a castle with an outer wall for protection. There is still no electricity or plumbing in the original sanctuary. It is very basic in decor, with rough hewn wood floors. It...More

Thank Robinkh
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Beautiful amazing building! The Portuguese Synagogue is still standing after more than 400 years. We visited during the Museum Night and the whole interior was lit by candles; a wonderful sight. It was busy of course but still awe-inspiring. (security was strict)

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Portuguese Synagogue was so beautiful, yet the experience of seeing it was a reminder that virtually all the Jews in Amsterdam were deported and very few survived. The Nazi's didn't destroy the synagogue so it could be a reminder of the Jews. Well it...More

Thank niniBoston
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

I really liked visiting this place. It is super beautiful and there is just this great aura in there. It is free with the museumkaart.

1  Thank clairenunez27
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
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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15 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
15 January 2018|
Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
Yes by all means visit the synagogue! So beautiful! If you buy your ticket in advance, you get admission to, I believe it’s 4 museums in the Jewish quarter and the Synagogue. You may also be able to get the same deal at the... More