Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

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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. Plan your Portuguese Synagogue visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam online tour builder.
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  • This very well preserved synagogue is certainly worth a visit. It is one of the biggest synagogues built by the jews fleeing from Portugal during the sixteenth century. We may admire the huge stone... 
    This very well preserved synagogue is certainly worth a visit. It is one of the biggest synagogues built by the jews fleeing from Portugal during the sixteenth century. We may admire the huge stone...  more »
  • The synagogue and Jewish museum are on one ticket. It was a beautiful synagogue. Make sure you get to some of the outside buildings as well. 
    The synagogue and Jewish museum are on one ticket. It was a beautiful synagogue. Make sure you get to some of the outside buildings as well.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful & stunning Synagogue 🕍. It's so majestic and spiritual. I had 30 min just for my self to admire this amazing building. If you 're visit Amsterdam make sure you go there. ( easy to get there with tram from Central Station or just walk)
  • Beautiful synagogue that is still functioning, although it is also a historic site as well. The architecture is beautiful, and the place is very special, highly recommend the visit, and spending some quiet time, listening to the audio tours.

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