Jewish life in Amsterdam

Jewish influence in Amsterdam

Duration: 3 hours
Price: from $365
DW rating (/10)

Booking is required


Visit Description

Since a long time before the fourteenth century, Jews have been an indispensable piece of Amsterdam’s social texture and have left significant inheritances for the city’s scene. During this 3-hour Jewish Amsterdam visit with a nearby antiquarian, we will investigate Jewish life around here and reveal how this local area has developed, battled, and formed the assorted culture of Holland’s capital.

Jewish Amsterdam Tour

Our strolling visit through Jewish Amsterdam will start with a glance at the local area’s monetary life. On location visits to a popular jewel dealer and the association of precious stone cutters—one of the first in Holland—will start our conversation of how Jews entered this exchange. We may likewise visit the origin, homes, or different landmarks of renowned Jews who worked in different exchanges and trains, like the thinker Spinoza, the amusement business person Tuschinksi, or the women’s activist Aletta Jacobs.

Wandering Inside the Portuguese Synagogue

To comprehend Jewish profound life in Amsterdam, we’ll visit both Sephardim and Ashkenazim places of worship, including the shocking Portuguese Synagogue. Inside, the broad roominess of this monstrous seventeenth-century structure, borne up by gigantic segments, marks it as a focal point of the Jewish District. With the gathering place’s special sand-shrouded floor under our feet, we’ll think about Jewish regular routine and social association, including how Amsterdam’s groundbreaking public arrangement gave freedoms to Jews that didn’t exist in numerous other European capitals at that point. (We look all the more carefully at these strategies and Dutch reformism for the most part on our Red Light District Tour.)

Defaced By Tragedy

Leaving the Jewish District, we’ll direct our concentration toward the desolates of World War II and the Holocaust, which annihilated the Jewish people group in Amsterdam. As we stroll along the waterways, we’ll stop at the straightforward, shining stone that denotes the Monument to Jewish Resistance. We’ll likewise visit the outside of the Hollandse Schouwburg, a social gallery housed in a previous theatre, where a large number of Jewish youngsters were once stacked onto transport ships destined for German inhumane imprisonments. Our aide will assist us with wrestling with the extent of obliteration from the Holocaust, offering stories and real data to affectability to this troublesome theme.

Journal of a Young Girl

As we wrap up our time together, we’ll likewise examine the centrality of Anne Frank’s story to the Jewish involvement with Amsterdam during the Holocaust. Albeit the renowned Anne Frank House is excluded because of directing limitations, our stroll of Amsterdam’s Jewish locales gives a thorough presentation. We’ll arise with both a more profound comprehension of Dutch Jewish history and a tool kit of information to direct further investigation.

Need to wait longer along the channels? Investigate our Dutch Golden Age Tour, which invests a lot of energy there.

Tour highlights

  • Investigate Jewish culture and impact in Amsterdam
  • Driven by a neighbourhood history specialist or researcher
  • Jewish Historical Museum and Portuguese Synagogue

Why people take this tour?

It can be restricted solely to explorers in your party. Intended to give a learning experience that is totally customized to you and your voyaging colleagues. Private visits give you greater adaptability with booking (you choose when the walk best fits in your excursion), the capacity to tailor your agenda (we’ll work to coordinate with the schedule to the interests and elements of your gathering), and more customized time with your aide.

Practical information

Operated by Context Travel

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3 hours

Tour schedule

Every day

Additional information

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(/10 - 133 reviews)

Sabry has an impressively broad knowledge about the Jewish experience in Europe and is an effective teacher. I really enjoyed spending time with him. It was a rainy day, but that did not dampen our enthusiasm. Context is very well organized and their guides are always prepared with a wealth of information. Highly recommended!

Review by Christiane