Discover the Jewish history in Amsterdam as you visit important landmarks in the city on this 2-hour walking tour. This tour will show and explain the history of the large Jewish population in Amsterdam and the footprints they have made in the city.
- 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
|Included||• Entrance fees• All taxes, fees and handling charges• Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide with a focus on Jewish history|
|Not included||• Gratuities (optional)• Food and drinks|
|Categories||Historical Tours, Themed Tours|
|Languages||English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Important information||• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability at time of booking. • A moderate amount of walking is involved.|
Jonas D. Meijerplein Amsterdam
Offered byHTG Services
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.