What To Expect
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.
Private guided tour
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes