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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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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • An old synagogue where no light is. go there if the candles illuminating the building. This can at concerts or gatherings. Trek in the winter a thick coat on because it is there cold. It is a beautiful building with a Treasury full of religious treasures. Learn something about Judaism, the use and the history. Very very worth it. The library is a must. I don't know if you're out there so in can. I was there by invitation.
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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.