Jewish history walking tour in Amsterdam
Walking tours

Jewish history walking tour in Amsterdam

Availability: Every day
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn about the history of Jewish people in Amsterdam
  • Visit many monumental buildings as you walk around Amsterdam
  • Visit the Holland Theatre and Portuguese Synagogue
What to expect

Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at the statue of the dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about the Jewish history and population from Amsterdam.

The first Jewish inhabitants arrived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. From the start they established themselves in the area around the Jodenbreestraat.

In the course of World War II this area was made into a ghetto by the Germans. They raised a big fence around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. During many raids the inhabitants were taken away.

After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected area. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the sad period of 1940-1945.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide with a focus on Jewish history
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off

Jonas Daniël Meijerplein 32, 1011 RH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the Dockworker Statue at the Jonas D. Meijerplein in Amsterdam

What to remember
  • The Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays. If you want to do the tour on a Saturday, you can visit the Synagogue on another day. Your entry ticket is valid for one month
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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  • This tour operates every day at 9.30am and 2.00pm

This tour does not operate on:

  • In January, February, November and December afternoon tours at 2.00pm do not operate
  • 21 March to 10 May morning tours at 9.30am do not operate (Keukenhof)
  • 12 and 13 April (Easter)
  • 24 and 25 April (Flower parade)
  • 27 April (Kings Day)
  • 1 August (Gay pride parade)
  • 20 September (running competition)
  • 18 October (Marathon)
  • 25 and 26 December (Christmas)
  • 1 January (New Years Day)

Note that tours on the following dates are not availabel because of synagogue closures:

  • 19, 20 and 21 April
  • 9 and 10 June
  • 11 August (morning tour is not available)
  • 29 September (afternoon tour is not available)
  • 30 September
  • 1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 18 and 20-22 October
  • 27 December
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Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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