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Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat Closed
Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Mr. Visserplein 3
1011 RD Amsterdam
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020 - 53 10 310

De Portugese Synagoge omringd door bomen
The Portuguese Synagogue in the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam
Interieur Portugese Synagoge Amsterdam
The 17th-century interior is still fully intact. Photo by David Aschkenas
Moeder en kind tussen de banken van de Portugese Synagoge in Amsterdam
You can visit the synagogue and its outbuildings with an audio tour. Photo by Marijn Scheeres
Door kaarsen verlichte Portugese Synagoge in Amsterdam bij een kaarslichtconcert
There are monthly candlelight concerts at the Portuguese Synagogue. Photo by Ernst van Deursen

The Portuguese Synagogue is located across the street from the Jewish Historical Museum and was built between 1671 and 1675. The library is full of rare works and a collection of ceremonial objects.

For a long time, this impressive building was the largest synagogue in the world. Wonder at the 17th-century interior, featuring many copper candelabras and chandeliers. When night falls, this impressive room is lit up by hundreds of candles. Attend one of the many candlelight concerts to experience this magical atmosphere for yourself.

Explore the treasures in the annexes and discover a unique collection of ceremonial objects made of silver, gold, brocade and silk. The oldest operating Jewish library in the world is located in this complex: Ets Haim – Livraria Montezinos.

Together, the Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum, make up the Jewish Cultural Quarter. The admission ticket is valid for all these locations for one week.


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