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Portuguese Synagogue

Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
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Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0380
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone should view, stunning architecture, excellent signage and fantastic visit. Open daily and worth the extra few euros above other attractions.

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portuguese Synagogue is worth seeing as an example of jewish architecture. The explanations are good. The treasury has beautiful material and religious objects.

Thank Wolfe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and unique. It is rather plain outside, but sparkles inside. It has no electricity and heat, but it still serves an active congregation. Make sure to get the audio tour and visit all the stops inside and out.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old, large and a survivor of WW 11 Damage, this simple building has a lot of character to it and is worth a visit. One can tour the surrounding enclave as well as the Synagogue and learn more (as we did at other religious sites)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Portuguese Synagogue is filled with light very deceptive as the building is a square edifice that does not in any way proclaim the beauty within. the audio tour is wonderful and gives you time to sit and contemplate in this peaceful place. Do not...More

Thank pvq2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old, very big Sephardic synagogue that barely survived the Holocaust, but is doing well now. Lots on its history, good audio. Worth a trip.

Thank J Morgan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this magnificent building dating from the Dutch "Golden Age" (17th century) illustrates the wealth and power of the city of Amsterdam and it proves the important influence of the Jewish communities that assembled over the ages in the hospitable city of Amsterdam. It is owing...More

Thank maxmax432
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive synagogue with historical significance. Easy to imagine the service and to picture all of the candles (no electricity). Fascinating audio tour and the collection in the basement is a big plus.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Portuguese sinagogue in Amsterdam is an icon of Jewish migration. It takes us to the first Brazilian sinagogue and to the migratory wave to Curaçao, Caribbean and New Amsterdam, later on NewYork City. A must for your visit.

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the most gorgeous synagogues in the world. The architecture alone is worth a visit. It was once the largest in the world and once you go you will see why. It is breathtaking. They have a good audio tour. I would highly recommend...More

Thank iamarugger
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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