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Address: Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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This was definitely a must-see for the architecture to the Torah covers to the other museum areas. Was beautiful and meaningful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was definitely a must-see for the architecture to the Torah covers to the other museum areas. Was beautiful and meaningful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is worth a visit. It is a place with both great history and still a living congregation. I recommend to sit down and just experience the room.

Thank Morgan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as part of our 15euro ticket. We didn't see/do everything available as we just wanted to see the synagogue, but it was great. Full of character, but cold!!! Great place to visit if you're interested in history.

Thank natalie1801
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This synagogue reflects the safety and prosperity of the Sephardic Jewish community who came to Amsterdam to escape the Inquisition. The building is impressive, but my favorite aspects were visiting the rest of the compound, like a candle room, a treasure chamber, a cosy "winter synagogue," the charity and endowment office, the mikveh (ritual bath). Knowing the synagogue is still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience. A massive building with no electricity. Well laid out displays in surrounding buildings tell the story well. Good staff and well planned. You can go here, the Jewish museum and the holocaust memorial all for one reasonably priced ticket.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than a thousand lit candles in Amsterdam's 17th century Portuguese Synagogue, Esnoga. Great audio guide.

Thank leskuhns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue build in 1675 has all the majesty of the Dutch people at the height of their wealth and power. It also shows the inclusiveness, where in most places at that time the Jews had to remain as hidden as possible, yet in the Netherlands, the Jews were comfortable to build this beautiful synagogue. I was not in Amsterdam... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would love to see the building candlelit. There is no electricity ( or heating!) Excellent audio guide, very informative. Wellstocked shop with gifts at reasonable prices.

Thank Joy M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a Jew or you're intrested in their culture, I would recommend to give it a try. You can hear some interesting stories via the audio-guide you're given. It's peacful and aesthetically pleasing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time exploring both the synagogue and the surrounding buildings. It was many of these 'surrounding buildings' which helped to tell the story of the life and work of the synagogue and the communities that lived nearby, worshipped there and the special life events that occurred there or were commemorated there. I was both surprised and impressed... More 

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