Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Portuguese Synagogue

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Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Portuguese Synagogue

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Marvel at the beautiful 17th-century interior of Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue on an audio guide tour. Visit all various sights of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, with a ticket valid for one month.

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  • See the 17th-century interior of Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue
  • Learn more about the Jewish community's contributions to Amsterdam's "Golden Age"
  • Admire the illuminations of hundreds of candles in the synagogue's many brass chandeliers
  • Get access to all the monuments of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
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Travel back to the days of Amsterdam’s "Golden Age" on an audio tour of the Portuguese Synagogue. Learn about a period of prosperity that would have been unimaginable without the contributions of the Jewish community. Erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675, the Portuguese Synagogue was the largest synagogue in the world at the time. While still used as a house of worship, the synagogue is also open to the public and hosts frequent concerts. Gaze in awe at the authentic interior of large stone pillars and white plaster walls. Marvel at the dark furniture bathed in the abundant light of 72 windows. Since its consecration, the synagogue has had no electric light or heating and is illuminated by the artificial light of 1,000 candles in its brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt. Other buildings in the complex include the treasure chambers, where you can admire unique ceremonial objects of silver, gold, silk and brocade. You can also see the oldest functioning Jewish library in the world at Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos (included by UNESCO in the Memory of the World Register). Access other attractions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter, including the Jewish Historical Museum, with its interesting Children's Museum. See the National Holocaust Memorial and National Holocaust Museum. Learn more about Jewish culture, history and traditions. You can visit all locations with your ticket, which is valid for 1 month.
  • Admission to all attractions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter and its exhibitions
  • Audio tour
  • Guided tours

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Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam.

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Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The ticket includes admission to the Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Historical Museum, Children's Museum, National Holocaust Memorial and National Holocaust Museum
  • Once you have exchanged your voucher for the 4 tickets to the attractions, they are all valid for 1 month. You are free to come back the next day or later if you didn't see everything the first time around
  • Please note, the National Holocaust Museum will be temporarily closed for renovation from February 2, 2020
  • Please note, the National Holocaust Memorial will be temporarily closed for renovation from June 30, 2020
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Sehr informativ

Die Besichtigung der portugiesischen Synagoge war sehr informativ und interessant. Allerdings dauert diese alleine schon 1,5 Stunden wenn man sich die komplette Audiotour anhört. In die anderen Museen kommt man mit dem Ticket 1 Monat hinein aber wir hatten leider nur einen halben Tag. Zusammen mit dem Holocaust-Monument war die portugiesische Synagoge am interessantesten, jedoch würde ich den Besuch empfehlen, wenn man die Stadt bereits kennt oder sehr viel Zeit im Urlaub hat, da es eben viel Zeit in Anspruch nimmt.

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September 8, 2017


Wonderful introduction to the JEWISH history in Amsterdam.

July 24, 2018

Very impressive

Amazing structure. Glad it has been preserved as originally built.

October 3, 2017

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