Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

Discover the hidden treasures

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Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

The Portuguese Synagogue stands in the middle of the former Jewish Quarter of the city. For a long time this imposing building was the largest synagogue in the world. Step inside and you will be surprised at how spacious and airy the interior is, with its gleaming brass chandeliers and candlesticks. The candlesticks can take several thousand candles, and they are still the only source of illumination after all these years. It is a sight never to be forgotten, particularly in the winter months.

Visit one of the monthly concerts to experience the Portuguese Synagoge by candle light. For more information visit the website of the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday

10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Closed on

The Synagoge is closed on Saturdays


Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the synagogue’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the synagogue. Take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.

Admission (audiotour included)

Adults €18

Teenagers 13-17 €9

Students and CJP pass €10

Children 6-12 €6

Children up to 6 Free

VriendenLoterij VIP card Free


How do you get to the synagogue?

By car

There are several parking garages within walking distance, such as Parking Waterlooplein.

By public transport

Metro lines 51, 53 and 54, get out at the Waterlooplein stop, Nieuwe Amstelstraat exit. Plan your trip at 9292.nl.


Mr. Visserplein 3
1011 RD Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 531 03 10