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  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Portuguese Synagogue

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Jewish History Walking Tour

Product ID: 16191
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Discover the Jewish history in Amsterdam as you visit important landmarks in the city on this 2-hour walking tour. This tour will show and explain the history of the large Jewish population in Amsterdam and the footprints they have made in the city.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Jewish people in Amsterdam
  • Visit many monumental buildings as you walk around Amsterdam
  • Visit the Dutch theater
Full description
Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at the statue of the dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about the Jewish history and population from Amsterdam.

The first Jewish inhabitants arrived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. From the start they established themselves in the area around the Jodenbreestraat.

In the course of World War II this area was made into a ghetto by the Germans. They raised a big fence around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. During many raids the inhabitants were taken away.

After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected area. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the sad period of 1940-1945.
Includes
  • Private tour in chosen language
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide with a focus on Jewish history
  • Entrance fees to Synagogue and Theater of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • All local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Statue of dockworker, Jonas. D. Meijerplein Amsterdam, 1011 RG Amsterdam

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Product ID: 16191