Symbolic mosaics, lively wrought ironwork and superb decorations rightly make the Enschede Synagogue one of the most beautiful houses of worship in the Netherlands. The Synagogue was built in 1928 by the design of the Dutch architect Karel de Bazel. The central section includes two prayer rooms and the church council room. One absolute highlight is the large hall with the nine-metre high dome and an enormous bronze chandelier. Mosaics of Venetian glass covered with gold leaf give the space added lustre. Remarkably, almost the entire interior survived the Second World War unscathed, together with the synagogue’s costly treasures.
Tuesday to Thursday
The synagogue is closed on Monday, Friday and Saturday, and on Jewish feast days.
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. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.
Admission adult €4.50
Admission children up to 17 Free
The synagogue is easily accessible by car. There is ample parking space in the street. A parking charge applies.
The synagogue is a 10-minute walk from Enschede railway station. Plan your trip at 9292.nl.
7513 AL Enschede
+31 (0)53 43 23 479