1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Jewish Historical Museum

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Product ID: 69333
Marvel at the beautiful monuments of Amsterdam's old Jewish neighbourhood. Get access to all the sights of the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its exhibitions and discover the various stages of diamond polishing during a guided tour at Gassan Diamonds.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Amsterdam’s old Jewish neighborhood at your own pace
  • Marvel at the ancient Jewish craft of diamond cutting at Gassan Diamonds
  • See the 17th-century interior of Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue
  • Receive a glass of Champagne during the tour and a brilliant gift afterwards at Gassan Diamonds
  • Get access to all the monuments at the Jewish Cultural Quarter
Full description
Walk through the old Jewish neighborhood of Amsterdam where magnificent synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials dominate the streetscape. At its heart, occupying less than half a square mile, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its landmark buildings. Here, you can travel back in time to the days of Amsterdam’s Golden Age by visiting the Portuguese Synagogue or find out all about Jewish culture and history in the Jewish Historical Museum, the Children’s Museum, the National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum.

Gassan Diamonds, a family-owned company, is located in a formerly steam-driven diamond factory in the center of Amsterdam. Every year more than 400,000 tourists visit the historical diamond factory. During a guided tour, multilingual staff will explain the various stages of diamond polishing. Observe skilled craftsmen at work as they transform the most precious crystal known to man into dazzling ready-to-wear brilliants. After the tour, browse through the extensive jewelry and watch collection in the boutique.

By presenting your Jewish Cultural Quarter combi ticket, you will be served a glass of Champagne during the tour and afterwards, receive a brilliant gift. 
Includes
  • Admission to Gassan Diamonds
  • Admission to all locations and exhibitions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Multilingual audio tour at the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Guided multilingual tour at Gassan Diamonds
  • A glass of Champagne during the tour and a brilliant gift afterwards at Gassan Diamonds
  • Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue (closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays)
  • Admission to the National Holocaust Memorial (temporarily closed for renovation from June 30, 2020 onward)
  • Admission to the Jewish Historical Museum
  • Admission to the National Holocaust Museum (temporarily closed for renovation from February 2, 2020 onward)
  • Admission to the Children's Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter

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Meeting point

Gassan Diamonds - Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 – 175, Amsterdam Portuguese Synagogue - Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum and Children's Museum - Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam National Holocaust Memorial - Plantage Middenlaan 24, Amsterdam National Holocaust Museum - Plantage Middenlaan 27, Amsterdam

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. You can check the opening hours here http://www.portugesesynagoge.nl/eng/visit/opening-hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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The overall experience was excellent. The visit to the Jewish quarter was very humbling. Disappointed to have missed one of the museums was closed for refurbishment. The Gassan diamond experience was very interesting, the tour guide very knowledgeable. They shouldn’t bother about the free gift though, a polishing cloth and a cup warmer was a bit of a let down when they advertise a sparkling gift but it’s free.

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February 4, 2020

The experience was bad. First, the attraction appears under the name "excursion", which presupposes the existence of a guide. The confirmation I received stated that I should be at 10:00 at the meeting point. We arrived at the place at 9: 50h. Around 10:10 am, we contacted Get Your Guide and were told that the guide was late and would arrive by 11:00 am. After two more contacts with Get Your Guide and without a solution, around 11:15 am, we decided to enter the Jewish Museum and ask the Museum attendant for information. At that same moment, someone from Get Your Guide contacted the Museum and we were informed by the Museum attendant that the activity did not give the guide the right and that we should visit the places on our own. Did not Get Your Guide's attendants know that there was no guide? Why was this not reported to us? Why was the meeting point the address of the Museum, which only opened at 11 am, with the activity starting at 10 am?

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January 12, 2020

Living in a dream

We have entered the Jewish world ... of his birth ... of poverty ... of their professions ... to then move on to see the birth of beautiful precious ... diamonds

June 8, 2019

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