Jewish District

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 the Jewish community 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? Get the answers on the Amsterdam Jewish District Tour.

Highlights

  • Waterlooplein market

  • Portuguese Synagogue

  • Diamond industry

  • Jewish Historical Museum

  • Baruch Spinoza¬†

  • Zionist Jacob Israel De Haan

  • Socialist Henri Polak

  • The Wertheims, the Premselas and the Asschers

  • Holocaust monuments

  • A visit to the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Nazi detention center)¬†

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) and a drink halfway or after the tour

  • Duration: 2,5 hours

  • Best time: Any time of the week

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