Jewish District Amsterdam

New Jerusalem on the Amstel

Jewish District  

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 Amsterdam Jewish district you learn about 400 years of Judaism in Amsterdam.


We address the Waterlooplein market, Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Historical Museum.

We meet the 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.

To go:

We meet in front of the Rembrandt House, Jodebreestraat 4. (Tram 9 / Metro: Waterlooplein)

Included: a visit to the Hollandsche Schouwburg. (Nazi detention center)

  Best time: Any time of the week  


Available all week. Proven best length: 2 hours, but we're flexible. Book ahead some 24 hours.


Prices depend on the size of your group and your wishes. Let us make a tailor made offer for you.

Private group

Private group size: Minimum 1, maximum 20 persons. Larger groups are negotiable.

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