The Portuguese Synagogue

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Located in the center of Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter, the Portuguese Synagogue is one of the best lesser-known attractions in the city. Also known as Esnoga, this beautiful synagogue was built in the 17th-century by famous architects Elias Bouwman and Daniel Stalpaert and is one of the most important legacies of the Jewish community in the Netherlands.

Nowadays, the building is used for religious services, but also offers audio tours throughout the week. See the women’s gallery and its 12 stone columns and visit Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, one of the oldest Jewish libraries in the world.

Visitors can also check out the small shop which offers everything from gifts and music to books.

Contacts & Details

Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1011 RD

Sunday:

10:00 – 17:00

Monday:

10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 17:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 17:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 17:00

Friday:

10:00 – 17:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 17:00