Portugese Israelische Synagoge
'Beautiful and large synagogue near Waterlooplein.'
Beautiful and large synagogue near Waterlooplein. Not very much to see. Excellent, but very detailed audio tour brings building to live.
- Beautiful large synagogue
- Excellent audio tour
Our review of Portugese Israelische Synagoge
Once the largest Synagogue in the world
This is a great Portuguese Israeli synagogue from the 17th century. Situated close to the Waterlooplein
. At delivery it was the largest Synagogue in the world. The building has an austere look and both inside. Outside there are few notable details.
Men have a yarmulke on
The Portuguese Israeli Synagogue attracts probably more Jewish visitors than non-Jewish visitors. The male visitors are required to wear a 'yarmulke' on the head. This is free of charge. Once inside, you will notice the high ceiling and the simple decor.
Comprehensive audio tour
There is an excellent audio-tour (also free) that you very much provides detailed information. This is bring the building to live and you get a good idea of the backgrounds and stories about the Portuguese Israeli synagogue. The audio tour is very extensively for the visitors with a little less patience among us.
Facts of Portugese Israelische Synagoge
Duration of visit
English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Amount of visitors
Every day. Closed saturday and Alle dagen. Gesloten op zaterdag and march 26,27; april 1,2,30; may 15,16; september 5,6,14,20,26,27
10am - 4pm. Friday 10am -2pm (november 1st till 1 april 1st)
+31 (0)20 5310380