Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

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#7 of 35 in Historic Sites in Amsterdam
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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  • August 17, 2017
    visit the four synagogues, this is really beautiful and full of history it is appropriate to follow the historic route from its exceptional Foundation
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  • August 16, 2017
    The audio tour was extremely informative and gave a wonderful historical background of the people, the faith, and the architecture of the 2nd largest Jewish synagogue in Europe. Wish we could have att...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Huge. Calm. Good idea with multimedia guide, since when you do not know Jewish history and religion you cannot understand the place.  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Gets a 5 out of 5. Simply because of the guy who turn us down at the entrance. I cant remember the quote but i felt like he was saying "you have got no ticket? then get out of here you crazy englishman" loved it.
  • May 17, 2017
    Impessive place! However, they take 15 euros for a visit. I never heard churches or mosques charge an entrance fee. Guys, religion is not a bussines, hah?!
  • March 11, 2017
    A beautiful synagogue with self guided tours and lots of information (in sevral languages). Very enlightening and nice to see.
  • June 27, 2017
    The biggest synagogue of Amsterdam with a wast history behind can be one of the tourists attraction.
  • November 8, 2016
    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.

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