New Jerusalem on the Amstel by a local guide
On this private tour in the Amsterdam Jewish district you learn about more than 400 years of Judaism in the city.
Since the 16th century Amsterdam has housed a huge Jewish community. Let a local guide explain why these Jews called Amsterdam their 'New Jerusalem'.
How did World War Two affect the Jewish district and what is left of the Jewish heritage today, like the Yiddish language and the typical Jewish sense of humor?
We address the Waterlooplein market, Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Historical Museum.
We get to know the famous Amsterdam Jews: 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 the Amsterdam Jewish district during World War Two.