Art and Culture

Portuguese Synagoge

Gigantic, square and hidden. How a building of such huge proportions can be tucked away remains a mystery. In the 17th Century, synagogues in Amsterdam could be visible, but their entrances were not allowed to stand out. This is why this huge house of prayer is surrounded by some smaller buildings that hide the doors from view. To many Amsterdammers, the synagogue remains a slightly mysterious building. Are you allowed in at all? The good news is that the general public is indeed welcome. So find the entrance at the Mr. Visserplein, walk in and you will be treated to the fabulous beauty of a synagogue. The 17th century interior is completely intact and still in use during the services. The building has no electricity, which means that the more than 1,000 candles that can be lit in the synagogue act as the only light and heating.

Details and opening hours

Mr. Visserplein 3
+ 31 (0) 20 624 53 51
Summer: April 1through October 31

Sunday through Friday 10:00 – 17:00 Closed on Saturdays

Winter November 1 through March 31

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 – 17:00

Friday 10:00 -16.00

Closed on Saturdays

Closed on April 15, 16, 21, 22 and 26, June 4 and 5, August 5, September 25 and 26, October 4, 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Extended to the Jewish Historical Museum, JHM Children's Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the Dutch Theatre is one admission ticket. This mat is valid for one month at all locations.

Adults: € 12.00
Jongeren13 t / m 17 years, students, CJP * Stadspas: € 6.00,
Children 6 / 12: € 3.00
Children under 6 years, friends JHM, Museum, Holland Pass, I Amsterdam Card: free

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