Guided walking tours through the historical Jewish quarter of Amsterdam
A walk through the Jewish quarter includes a visit to the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese synagogue and the Holocaust memorial. You will be guided by an experienced Jewish guide and learn a lot about the history of the area. A typical tour lasts 2 - 3 hours.
The Jewish museum is housed in four former Ashkenazi synagogues, built in the 17th and 18th century. After the Holocaust the synagogues stood abandoned for many years until the museum opened its doors in 1987. The museum has a extensive collection of religious objects, paintings and artifacts. The Children's museum is a unique attraction for young and old.
Across the street stands the monumental Portuguese synagogue built in 1675. The synagogue is lit by hundreds of candles and has no electricity. One of the surrounding buildings houses the winter synagogue, where most of the prayer services are held. The Ets Haim library is 400 years old and is the oldest Jewish library in the world. A visit to the library can be arranged by special request.
A 5 minute walk brings you to the impressive Names Monument, designed by the famous architect Daniel Liebeskind. The monument commemorates the 120.000 Jews and 220 Sinti and Roma that were deported from the Netherlands and murdered by the Nazi's.
The Hollandsche Schouwburg, a former theater that was used by the Nazi's as a deportation center and adjacent National Holocaust Museum will be open to the public by March 2024.
Groups: maximum 10 persons per group
Costs: 70 euro per hour/group, entry tickets not included (your ticket is valid for all 3 locations).