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Portuguese Synagogue

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Address: Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0)20 5 310 380
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Beautiful old Synagoge

A beautiful 16th century synagoge which is part of the entry to the Jewish historical Museum. The audio guide has specific points throughout which give you information on each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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edinburgh
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful 16th century synagoge which is part of the entry to the Jewish historical Museum. The audio guide has specific points throughout which give you information on each room. from the small Winter synagoge to the beautiful big main synagoge. well worth a visit

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The visit in the synagogue is a part of the visit at the jewish museum. It is very beautiful old building that was lovely preserved, as well as the rooms around the building. The visit is very short and nice.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Portugese Synagogue is a very large 16th Century building with a vast interior. It is nicer than other synagogues because it is very spacious and has a very elegant simplicity to its interior design. Also on site are some restored rooms and a books store. The Jewish museum is across the street and anoother synagogue nearby. Well worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped by here on our way to Rembrandt's house museum as we had free entry with our iamsterdam pass. As we didn't have long, we took a quick look in the synagogue, which was nice. If you're interested, the ticket also includes the Jewish History Museum and a free audio guide. The Synagogue has several other areas besides the main... More 

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Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is an incredible synagogue, unlike any I have ever seen. Unfortunately there was very little time left when we bought our tickets which the ticket agent should have told us. The ticket would have been good for the next day, but we had no time to go back.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Should not be missed. The 17th century synagogue and surrounding buildings tell an important part of Amsterdam's central role as a place of refuge and religious tolerance, and this still-functioning synagogue is a sight to behold. Make sure to take the included audio guide, and don't miss the museum included in the admission, across the street, housed in two historic... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Start at the Jewish Cultural Center (nice café in the basement) then go across the veryveryvery busy street to the magnificent synagogue. I forgot that it never was heated and still isn't, so it made for a faster tour! Wonderful history.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

View the history alive today. This is taking place all day and a fascinating place where the history is hidden in the walls and ceiling. Do not rush through the place is talking to you if you are open for it.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had expected to find an interesting and very old synagogue - and did - but there is so much more here. There is a short but informative video, a treasure chamber, various annexes to the main building (board room, winter synagogue, baths, office, candle room, mourning room, rabbinate etc) and a very good audio guide to take you round.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was around and, as I am portuguese, I confess that the curiosity took me there. Even so I don't think that's anything special.

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