We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Important Institution”

Portuguese Synagogue
Book In Advance
More Info
US$17,28*
and up
Discover Amsterdam's Golden Age in the Portuguese...
Ranked #23 of 599 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Extremely important cultural and religious institution, historical, in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, and beautiful.

Thank Thomas V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1 269)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"jewish community"
in 41 reviews
"treasure room"
in 10 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 13 reviews
"religious artifacts"
in 8 reviews
"audio guide"
in 54 reviews
"holocaust memorial"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 31 reviews
"nazi occupation"
in 13 reviews
"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"worship"
in 32 reviews
"sanctuary"
in 20 reviews
"congregation"
in 13 reviews
"torah"
in 12 reviews
"shul"
in 11 reviews
"judaism"
in 13 reviews
"prayer"
in 8 reviews
Filter

65 - 69 of 1 269 reviews

Reviewed 27 June 2018

This old synagogue was spared by the Nazis for use as a "holding pen" for captured Jews because it had too many windows to cover up and no electricity. Today, there is still no electricity, and the windows remain.

Thank MKM11_NYC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This wonderful building, which is virtually unchanged since the seventeenth century, was one of the highlights of my trip to Amsterdam. The audio tour was very informative and allowed you to take the place at your own pace, and enjoy the atmosphere of the synagogue. The treasury was an absolute delight as well, particularly the beautifully conserved textiles. I also enjoyed exploring the auxiliary buildings round the courtyard too, which gave a picture of how the congregation practiced their faith.

Thank Patricia W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Absolutely exquisite. As a part of Jewish history, this is a must see. The architecture and the historical/religious artifacts are amazing.

Thank Barry E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is definitely worth a visit. The audio tour is brilliantly done, really absorbing and user-friendly, and the Synagogue and outbuildings are full of interesting details.The ticket price includes entry to the Jewish Historical Museum across the road, so allow time to visit both.

Thank Anonymous650
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Portuguese Synagogue also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Portuguese Synagogue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing