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Address: Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0)20 5 310 380
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
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Candlelight Concerts at the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam

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What an investment of time and love

First, we have to understand under what conditions & in response to what was this edifice built. And then, to walk around and simply enjoy it. The building is fantastic, the audio... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, we have to understand under what conditions & in response to what was this edifice built. And then, to walk around and simply enjoy it. The building is fantastic, the audio guide fairly good. Ask about the concerts in the evenings. If there happens to be one while you are visiting it is worth you while, not only for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This synagogue is very old and still functioning. The inside decor is worth seeing no matter your religion. Hand carved wood, chandeliers which are so pretty and still are the only source of light. There is no hear either. They have audio available so you can hear the history and appreciate how old and well taken care of this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love visiting the synagogues in European cities and learning about their history. The architecture is lovely, as is the setting. There was to be a wedding there the following day, so the planners et al were in the process of getting everything set up while we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Amsterdam this is a must see! Very beautiful structure and a testament to the past. Amsterdam has many interesting sights to see and this is truly one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a marvelous must see attraction and really takes you back in history. Your admission price includes the adjacent Jewish museum and a headphone tour where you will learn history you probably have not previously known. The interior is beautifully preserved just as it was without modern heating or lighting. It seems kind of special to take in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ticket to the synagogue includes several Jewish museums in the area and include an audio guide to help you with your self-guided tour. The synagogue still functions today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free headphones guide you into the synagogue and related buildings. I listened to every bit of info provided and found it very interesting. I spent about an hour there, but one could do less.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue is just amazing to go in to. Lit with just candles and no hydro, heat or air conditioning, it's going back in time and it gave me the chills. The architecture and wooden floors are what I consider the real thing. We also went into the museum next door. The whole experience was so inspiring and I'm glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is far more to this attraction than simply a visit to the Synagogue; itself an imposing building. There are a number of other buildings and rooms surrounding the Synagogue building including an extensive museum that houses one of the world's oldest collections of Jewish Books and silverware, a small Synagogue that was/is used when attendances are small, old meeting/Board... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful temple from the days of the Jews fleeing Spain during the inquisition. Start on the lower floor for an great explanation.

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