Amsterdam & Jewish Heritage
Inside visit of Jewish Historical Museum, guided walking tour in Jewish Quarter, when open inside visit of Portuguese Synagogue.Complimentary
Approximate Duration3 Hours
From the Schouwburg, continue to the Portuguese Synagogue which was built in 1675 by Elias Bouman for the three congregations of Portuguese Jews which fled to the lowlands from persecution in their homelands.
Finally, you will visit the Jewish Historical Museum housed in a beautiful set of former synagogues. For more than 300 years Jews from all over Europe found refuge in tolerant Amsterdam and settled in this part of the city. A rich and vibrant community built up, bringing forth famous scholars, philosophers and artists. The Jewish Historical Museum brings this history to life. Afterwards, your driver will pick you up for your return transfer to the pier.
This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking and/or standing. There are approximately 20 steps to be negotiated at the Amsterdam Jewish Museum. On Saturdays the Portuguese Synagogue is closed for Shabat.