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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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  • My family and I were deeply moved by the beauty and sad history of this synagogue. It is tucked away inside a building, but once you enter it is BREATHTAKING. I would highly recommend it since the Jew...  more »
  • Superb synagogue from the 17th century. To stand in this great sanctuary was an amazing experience. The architecture is wonderful, and it is amazing that this was saved from destruction during World W...  more »
  • To admire this synagogue history and better understand the history of the Jews of this city. The building is beautiful and the audio guide does the rest
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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.