New Jerusalem on the Amstel
Since the 16th century Amsterdam housed a huge Jewish community. Find out why these Jews called Amsterdam the 'New Jerusalem'.
How did the Holocaust affect the Jewish district and what is left of the Jewish heritage today?
On this tour in the Jewish district of Amsterdam you learn about 400 years of Judaism in Amsterdam.
We address the Waterlooplein market, Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Historical Museum.
Meanwhile we meet Amsterdam Jews like philosopher Baruch Spinoza, Zionist Jacob Israel De Haan, Socialist Henri Polak, the Wertheims and the Asschers.
The many holocaust monuments tell the recent dark history of this district.