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Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam
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Portuguese Synagogue is a relic of the mass migration of Portuguese Jews to Amsterdam during the Inquisition. The ornate synagogue, finished in 1675, allowed the Jews, who had been expelled from Spain and subsequently fled Portugal, the freedom to practice their religion. Take a tour to gain a deeper understanding of the hardships the Jews faced. A tour that includes a guided walk through the Jewish quarter in addition to the synagogue is also available. Work out when and for how long to visit Portuguese Synagogue and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam holiday planner.
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  • Very close to the Rembrandt House and the flower market, is a Sephardic synagogue in 17TH century with original banks and sand floor.
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  • The synagogue is much bigger than you would expect and in great shape. Don't miss the other buildings with a treasury and film. Also you get admission to the Jewish Museum across the street. 
  • Located in the Jewish quarter, is an important point in the history of the Jews in the Netherlands and Portugal too. I did visit the Museum at night, so I didn't have the same experience of someone who makes the visit on a normal day. It was the first time I walked into a synagogue.
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  • Impressive synagogue. One of the oldest in Europe. You can listen to some important facts about it's history with the gadget that you receive when you buy the ticket.
  • The story of the synagogue and the Jewish religious customs. The synagogue inside is very genuine and antique but looks poor to the eye of a tourist
  • Impressive synagogue. You can learn a lot about Amsterdam's Jews history.
  • I'm not Jew but this synagoge is really impressive ! And the story behind too
  • A very impressive and historical synagogue. The second oldest in Europe and heritage site of a community that suffered persecution in many different places. They are a very welcoming community, you are free to open most doors in the nearby structure and the audio guide has a lot of good information.