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. Plan your Portuguese Synagogue visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam online tour builder .
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  • Located in the Jewish sector of Amsterdam, it is a nice place to stop in and see. Admission is included if you purchase the multi-museum ticket for the 4 offered. At 21 Euro it is a bargain to get.  more »
  • When you arrive here, you will be buying tickets for several venues including the Holocaust Museum, the Resistance Museum and Hollandsche Schouwburg. They are all within a few blocks of each other. Tr...  more »
  • 17th century synagogue unaltered because it is a historic building. In winter the nearby building Saturday prayer power and heating but Passover until Simchat Torah in synagogue. Difficult to describe in words the eyes you can tell if the wealth of the Jews of Amsterdam. There is also a must see place Museum and the building around room preserved synagogue and chmi Jewish life are revealed to your eyes.
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  • The oldest synagogue in Europe: one feels the lack of technology (heat or electricity) as soon as walking in. Simple in design but the wooden work and brass candelabra, the sumptuous existence and preservation care worth visiting. The audio tour has high benefits especially in the area still used by the Jewish community. Sterling silver vintage artifacts are active tools in the daily rituals of Judaism. Bring your own siddur (prayer book). The 15€ ticket includes a visit to the Jewish Museum across the street and the Holocaust Museum which I had to cut from the list due to lack of time. So, 3 museums for the price of one if you start with the synagogue. Public toilets are available on the premises.
  • Gets a 5 out of 5. Simply because of the guy who turned us down at the entrance. I can't remember the quote but it felt like he was saying "you have got no ticket? Then get out of here you crazy englishman" loved it.
  • the "esnoja" or the portogues synagoge is one of amsterdam's pearls if you a jewish or familiar with the jewish history, is the biggest synagoge on earh and its rich with history. very recommended for every jewish to come and explore the place and its facillities, its cost 20 euro for a couple and you gets a free tickets to the jewish history museum also. preaper to be very excited
  • You can't go inside without fee. Outside you can see almost nothing. Why?
  • Bought Ticket for the museum and it included a visit here. Me and my girlfriend were very warmly welcomed and had a nice chat with the staff. The Synagogue is very beautiful and really old! With the ticket you buy you have access to the museum, the synagogue and the Holocaust museum :) it's definitely worth a visit!
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