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
+ 31 (0) 20 624 53 51
Sunday through Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Winter (1 November through 31 March):
Sunday through Thursday 10:00 – 16:00 and Friday 10:00 – 14:00
Closed on Jewish holidays, 1 January and 30 April
The synagogue remains open to the public while it is being restored.
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