We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portuguese Synagogue

Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 0380
Experience for Yourself
More Info
and up
Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue
More Info
and up
Jewish History Morning or Afternoon Walking Tour in Amsterdam
More Info
and up
Portuguese Synagogue: Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 531 0380
Write a Review
Reviews (955)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 955 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Portugese Synagogue is a beautiful old structure. Very well kept, giving a great idea of an historic house of worship.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed visiting the synagogue, the staff were really friendly and it was great to learn more about the history

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place of worship and richly steeped in history. Worthy of a stop. Well presented. To have kept this in tack through all the years is a true feat. I am not Jewish but certainly can appreciate the calmness and reverence of the...More

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by en route to the Rembrandt House and were glad that we did. The synagogue is beautiful and peaceful inside, and the useful audioguide provides interesting informaiton about the site.

Thank Expially D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very, very interesting with good information given via audio system. A beautiful 16th century synagogue and many ancient Jewish religious treasures.

Thank Dorrie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth visiting even to see the construction - the ceiling is amazing. They still use candles for lighting. We felt the audio guide was worth it - informative.

Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I followed an illuminating trip to the Jewish Historical Museum with a visit to the beautiful Portuguese Synagogue. The interior of the Synagogue is breathtaking, and the smaller rooms dotted around the courtyard contain some gems - literally, in the case of the Treasure Chambers....More

Thank Rhiannon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real eye opener. It is vast and lit exclusively with candles and by 72 glass windows. Even if you are not interested in Jewish history, this is interesting exclusively from an architectural point of view

Thank Sheri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic place located in the heart of the ancient Jewish district. What is remarkable there is the history and the chandelier. The exteriors are great, though if you would like to visit you will have to pay loads of money and it might be...More

Thank Delphine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue has many original old parts, wood that was brought in to build it etc and this makes it interesting but not it itself worthwhile. The other parts of the exhibit though are worthwhile. You will see the area the Rabbi met with people...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurant Olijfje
274 reviews
.09 miles away
Cafe 't Hooischip
93 reviews
.15 miles away
Lunchcafe Waterloo
67 reviews
.10 miles away
Dignita Hoftuin
99 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Dutch National Opera & Ballet
1,214 reviews
.17 miles away
Jewish Historical Museum
822 reviews
.05 miles away
Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)
788 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Portuguese Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines