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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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"jewish community"
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"treasure room"
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"surrounding buildings"
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"audio guide"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a miracle it wasn’t destroyed during the war. It’s a shining example of the time honored traditions of Jewish life and worship. Worth the visit whether or not you’re Jewish.

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This synagogue is part of a package ticket with the Jewish Museum. It is a beautiful building and well worth a visit.

Thank barbgoodkin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a real treat to see. This Sephardic synagogue, built in 1675, has never been connected to electricity, so for evening services (and occasional concerts), it's candle-lit. Even during the day, it's awe-inspiring. Still actively used today as a synagogue, it's wonderful to imagine...More

Thank Arlyn R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing the this 16th century very large synagogue still exists.It reflects the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the Portugal..Go and see it if only to understand the history and see the architecture.

Thank celebrationtiger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The magnificence of the synagogue is part of the history of Holland. It is not to be missed! It is the second oldest synagogue in continuous use in Europe. Get a combination ticket with the historical Museum

Thank Sally K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit was great. We were provided an audio guide which really helped us learn the history of the Synagogue and also how the Jewish practiced their faith. It is amazing that this place of worship survived WWII intact. Make the time to visit you...More

Thank bLiselotte
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The huge Synagogue is elegant, plain, and has an aura of hope, a dark history, and a theme of survival. I could feel it when I walked in the beautiful courtyard that there are helpers in this life and that good will Always overcome evil....More

Thank grandpaBoston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really bad. They think only at the money. Inside nobody to explain or to ask some question but a people that ask money to see nothing interesting. Waste of time go there!

Thank LorenzoDelBufalo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to learn about a horrible time in history and survival in the face of adversity.

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very intresting history, nice building, kind staff. Worht to see with the combined ticket for the Jewish Museum, next to it.

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sillygranma
16 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
16 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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