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Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
"Amsterdam’s prosperity in the Golden Age would have been unimaginable without the contribution made by the Jewish community. The Portuguese Synagogue was erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675 and was at that time the largest synagogue in th but it is also open to the public and concerts are held there regularly. The beautifully authentic interior is guaranteed to amaze and you will relish seeing with your own eyes the most exceptional collections of Jewish heritage. Be awed by the synagogue’s stunning interior with its larg white plastered walls and dark furniture bathed in the abundant light that shines through its 72 windows. Since its consecration in 1675 it has had no electric light or heating; the only artificial light comes from the 1000 candles in the many brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt.The other buildings in the complex include treasure chambers where visi gold
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Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
"Amsterdam’s prosperity in the Golden Age would have been unimaginable without the contribution made by the Jewish community. The Portuguese Synagogue was erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675 and was at that time the largest synagogue in th but it is also open to the public and concerts are held there regularly. The beautifully authentic interior is guaranteed to amaze and you will relish seeing with your own eyes the most exceptional collections of Jewish heritage. Be awed by the synagogue’s stunning interior with its larg white plastered walls and dark furniture bathed in the abundant light that shines through its 72 windows. Since its consecration in 1675 it has had no electric light or heating; the only artificial light comes from the 1000 candles in the many brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt.The other buildings in the complex include treasure chambers where visi gold
From EUR15.00
 
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
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Portuguese Synagogue Tips (8)

Portuguese Synagogue - History, Exterior

The Spanish Inquisition of 1492 seriously impacted Spanish Jews, many of whom underwent forced conversion to Christianity to avoid expulsion ( or worse ). Following the Alteration of 1578, many of...
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nicolaitan
Mar 02, 2013

Portuguese Synagogue - Interior

The sanctuary is classic and beautiful, layed out in the traditional Sephardic plan with the platform for the rabbi and cantor separated from the ark containing the Torah sacred scrolls. Rows of...
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nicolaitan
Mar 03, 2013

Portuguese Synaogogue - Winter Sanctuary, Treasury

The exterior of the compound houses multiple rooms of variable interest. The winter synagogue was constructed from a former seminary in the 1950's with heat and electricity, since the main sanctuary...
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nicolaitan
Mar 03, 2013

Portugees-Israelitische Synagoge (Portuguese syn.)

The Portuguese-Israeli Synagogue was built in the period 1670-75 by Elias Bouman and is inspired on the architecture of the Temple of Salomo in Jerusalem. The synagogue is located on the Mr....
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Jarin
Apr 04, 2011

The Portuguese Synagogue

This impressive building was founded in 1670 by the Sephardic Jewish community which had previously established themselves in Amsterdam after the original expulsions from Spain and Portugal. Though...
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roamer61
May 22, 2005

Pintohuis (Pinto house)

A rich merchant Jan Jansz. Karel built here in 1605 a house. After that it was bought in 1651 by a rich Portuguese merchant, Isaac de Pinto, for an exorbitant amount of 30.000 guilders. He has...
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Jarin
Jul 23, 2004

Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam

On Mr. Vissersplein, in the centre of the square, acrose the Jewish Musiem is the splendid Portugees Israelitische Synagoge (Portuguese synagogue). Built in 1675, it survived WWII and was then...
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Genak
Nov 18, 2004

Portuguese Synagogue

A sign of Amsterdam's unusual and early spirit of tolerance in its Golden Age, the Portuguese Synagogue survived the Nazi occupation and remains today a link to a vital period of Jewish and Dutch...
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Aug 24, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Portuguese Synagogue

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Jewish Historical Museum

Amsterdam has a number of Jewish museums, they are: -The Jewish Historical Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Jewish Children Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Portuguese Synagoge at Mr....
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Hermitage

This a gallery which is owned by (or franchised from) the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, to show art from the St Petersburg location. It’s quite new, having opened in 2009. The building was...
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Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis

Another museum. I’m interested in Rembrandt’s work because it’s famous and not because it’s to my taste. The Boss likes it however, so the Rembrandthuis was on the list. It’s relatively small and so...
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Zuiderkerk

This interesting tower belongs to the Zuiderkirk: another former church that has been relegated to museum/event center usage. Built in 1603-1611 as Amsterdam's first Protestant house of worship, its...
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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

For a journey into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the Willet-Holthuysen Museum is the modality of choice. Abraham Willet (1825-88) came from the affluent educated family of an Amsterdam doctor...
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Hollandsche Schouwburg

Across the street from the theatre, a now private building at 31 Plantage housed a day care center and nursery founded in 1924, for both Jewish and non-Jewish children. In 1941, all the non-Jewish...
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Getting to Portuguese Synagogue

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Mr. L.E. Vissersplein 3 - 1011 RD Amsterdam

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 15:00
  • Saturday Closed

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