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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
Plantage & the East
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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

Thank MYDOGISFINN
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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to attend Passover services but we were told that notification had to be made at least 36 hours prior, and that services were generally restricted to local synagogue members. I wish we'd known in advance.

Thank Jacqui B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific local guide who was excellent in discussing the Jewish history of Amsterdam. I was very moved by the Portuguese synagogue, it’s parishioners, and the devastation that occurred to the community during World War II.

Thank pugcruiser
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SPINOZA, an oculist philosopher who taught a course on DesCartes, came from a Portuguese family that had fled the Spanish Inquisition. He also incurred the wrath of the elders of the Portuguese Jewish Community, which completed the Synagogue in 1675, 2 years prior to Spinoza's...More

Thank dh0414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite our visit being on a cold day (the Synagogue does NOT have any heating), we spent a long time exploring this building and it's outbuildings. You need to take the FREE Audio Guide and follow it all the way to see and learn about...More

Thank Mickrush
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are not too many things in Amsterdam before the 17th century because few reasons. The synagoge is there since then. Nice place also if you don’t know too much about the jewish religion. Better than the holocaust museum.

Thank Angel G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a main "church" and around it there are several small museums, which are quite interesting to visit.

Thank Irene M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experience to see an active Orthodox synagogue that has the history that this one does. It is a great lesson in the Jewish community in Amsterdam. Highly recommend if this appeals to you.

Thank SuSu49022
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sillygranma
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
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sillygranma
15 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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