Jewish culture, history and religion, Amsterdam
Wandering around in the Jewish Quarter gives you a view of centuries of Jewish life in Amsterdam. Visiting the museums, historical sites and monuments gives you a deeper insight in Jewish history, religion and culture
Jewish Historical Museum
The museum consists of four synagogues, the oldest dating back to 17th century and houses a rich collection. It shows the history and culture of Jews in the Netherlands.
Location: Jonas Daniel Meijerplein 2-4
From 1892 until 1941 the Hollandsche Schouwburg was a theatre in Amsterdam's Plantage neighbourhood. During the Second World War the Nazis requisitioned the theatre as a point of assembly. Nowadays the Hollandsche Schouwburg is a monument that pays tribute to the 104,000 Jews who were deported from the Netherlands.
Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House in the center of Amsterdam is the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II. The original of the diary is on display as part of the Anne Frank House's permanent exhibition. Anne Frank Biography
Location: Prinsengracht 267, Jordaan quarter near the Westerkerk.
Kosher Restaurants and Supermarkets in Amsterdam
All restaurants and supermarkets are under the joint supervision of the Amsterdam Ashkenazi and Sephardi Rabbinates. A kosher certificate should be posted in the restaurant. In some hotels it is possible to order a kosher breakfast when you are staying over night, has to be ordered in advance. (Hotel Arsenal, Doria, La Richelle and Delphi).
Synagogues in Amsterdam
The Portuguese Synagogue is an awe-inspiring testimony of the vibrant and rich Jewish culture in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. The beautiful building, modelled after the Temple of Solomon, was the biggest synagogue of its time. It is still a functioning synagogue, but it is also open to visitors.
Address: Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam
Jewish Community Amsterdam
The synagogue of the orthodox-Ashkenazi congregation. The congregation was founded in 1635.
Address: Van der Boechorststraat 26
Kehilath Jaakov Synagogue
Address: Gerrit van der Veenstr 26
Gerard Dou Synagogue
One of the oldest functioning Ashkenazi synagogues in one of the nicest quarters of Amsterdam, de Pijp. It was build in 1892. Because of its insuspicious architecture the nazis did not know about this synagogue and it therefore survived the war unscathed.
Address: Gerard Doustraat 238
Synagogue of the Dutch Union for Progressive Judaism in Amsterdam
The synagogue of the Liberal Jewish Congregation in Amsterdam is now situated opposite the Olympic Stadium, but a new synagogue is being build in the Rivierenbuurt.
Address: Stadionplein 269
Phone: 020 54 00 120