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Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • Many Jews lived in the Netherlands, had a business and targeted by the Nazis in World War II, major damage at cost. It was of Jewish history and culture were introduced in various ways, affair with a Nazi into power too. There were no Judaism as stained-glass Windows.
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  • The synagogue is a beautiful old structure lit only by candles, with a very high historical value. In the courtyard there are many rooms with different objects and audio explanations about the Jewish ...  read more »
  • Trained staff and cozy for an interesting visit into a mystical place and quiet is worth a visit.
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  • Impressive synagogue. You can learn a lot about Amsterdam's Jews history.
  • Big synagogue of Amsterdam, located near the municipality of Amsterdam. In front of the Synagogue, the statue is present of the "Dockworker" to commemorate the deportation of the Jews and the protest against this from the dockworkers of Amsterdam (the people working in the harbor).
  • Really informative visit -- one if the most friendly synagogues I've visited.
  • Great historical place !
  • I find this shocking to see my name on your website - kindly remove my name it immediately as I have never given review of the Synagogue!!!!!! I last visited the Synagogue about 10 years ago and found it a beautiful and moving experience.
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