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Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Quarter: Combination Ticket

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Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Quarter: Combination Ticket

From US$ 19.24 per person

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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1 month
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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
  • Explore the Jewish Historical Museum and Children's Museum
  • 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
  • Enjoy classic Dutch-Jewish specialties in the Jewish Historical Museum café
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 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.
Includes
  • Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
  • Admission to the Jewish Historical Museum
  • Admission to the Children’s Museum
  • Visit all permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Jewish Historical Museum
  • Visit all locations within one month
  • Audio guide and map of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Guided tours
  • Food and drinks
  • A visit to the library Ets Haim is only possible with a guided tour
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 13 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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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. Closing times vary monthly. Jewish Historical Museum and Children’s Museum: Open daily 10.00-17.00
  • · 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
  • · Food and drinks are not included
  • · All locations are wheelchair accessible
  • The National Holocaust Museum and National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) are closed for reconstruction until mid 2023.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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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

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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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