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Amsterdam: Portuguese Synagogue Entrance Ticket

Amsterdam: Portuguese Synagogue Entrance Ticket

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Marvel at the beautiful 17th-century interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, a Sephardic place of worship with stunning architecture and artifacts. Visit all locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter with the same ticket.

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Valid 1 month
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Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • See the 17th-century interior of Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue
  • Feast your eyes on the unique ceremonial silver, gold, brocade and silk objects
  • Imagine yourself in a bygone age
  • Get access to all the locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
Full description

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 kid-approved Jewish Museum junior. 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.

Includes
  • Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum junior
  • Visit all permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Jewish Museum
  • Valid for all locations for one month
  • Audio guide and map of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Guided tours
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Opening hours Portuguese Synagogue: Open Sunday-Friday from 10:00 AM. Closing times vary monthly
  • Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum junior: Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • All locations are closed on 27 April (King’s Day), Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Audio tours are available in Dutch, English, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
  • All locations are wheelchair accessible
  • The National Holocaust Museum and Hollandsche Schouwburg are closed for reconstruction until 2024
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 48 reviews

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We enjoyed learning about the the Portuguese Jewish Synagogue and listening to the automated tour. Our tour included the Jewish Museum (which was an excellent tour too) and thought that it included a guided walk in the Jewish quarter. Apparently that part was on your own so it was a bit confusing finding the area as the person we asked at the Museum surprisingly did not know where to go. However, I would recommend the Synagogue and Jewish Museum across the street.

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July 1, 2022

Very informative

The Portuguese synagogue tour was very informative and interesting. However, this alone takes 1.5 hours if you listen to the complete audio tour. You can get into the other museums with a 1-month ticket, but unfortunately we only had half a day. Along with the Holocaust Monument, the Portuguese Synagogue was the most interesting, but I would recommend visiting if you already know the city or have a lot of time on vacation, as it takes a lot of time.

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September 8, 2017

September 18, 2022

Product ID: 68545