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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 in the Jewish Quarter is a marvel of construction. The personal audio pod device is a must. You get a really good sense and feeel of its history.  more »
  • ride that matters to all who want to see some more of the history of the Jews in Europe and in the world, buying a ticket (15 euros), the visitor is entitled to know the Portuguese synagogue, Jewish Museum and Holocaust museums
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  • We really wanted to see the Synagogue but we only had limited time. They wanted 15 euros each to go inside. "It includes three places/museums" we kept getting told but like I said we didn't have time....  more »
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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.