Jewish History in Amsterdam Private Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Discover Amsterdam through a different point of view as you visit the city's iconic landmarks on this fascinating private walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of the large Jewish population in Amsterdam and the footprints they have made in the city.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience¬†and customized itinerary according to your preferences

  • Learn about the overwhelming history of Jewish people in Amsterdam

  • Visit many monuments as you walk around Amsterdam, including the Holland Theatre and Portuguese Synagogue


Tours in Amsterdam
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or Dockworker Statue
4 hours
daily at 9:30 AM; 2:00 PM
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Follow your friendly guide through the streets of Amsterdam and discover the history of its strong Jewish community. Starting from the statue of the dockworker, your tour will run at a relaxing pace so that you can really to see, feel and learn all about all about the Jewish population in Amsterdam.

The first arrival of Jewish people in the city dates back to the 16th century, leaving Spain and Portugal to settle in the Jodenbreestraat ("Jewish Broad Street"). Go back to the past while walking along the streets, and hear about the times of the rise of the Jewish people, as well as the tragic period of 1940-1945 in Amsterdam with this captivating tour.

Enjoy a visit of the beautiful Portuguese Synagogue. Constructed in 1665, it was the largest and richest synagogue of its time, and one of the biggest buildings of Amsterdam. Also get to explore the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch theater), an official monument in commemoration of the Dutch Jews killed during the war, where many famous Jewish artists used to perform.

During the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, a big fence was raised around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. Sadly, a lot of Jewish residents were taken away to the concentration camps, and the neighorhood became abandoned and neglected after the war.


  • Professional guide

  • Private guided tour

  • Entrance fees

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Pick-up can be arranged from hotels located in central Amsterdam. Please inform when booking.

  • All entrance fees/tickets/drinks are subject to variable opening hours of third parties and may be altered/cancelled/changed or substituted.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing and not bringing heavy bags.

  • This tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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