Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam

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Portuguese Synagogue is a relic of the mass migration of Portuguese Jews to Amsterdam during the Inquisition. The ornate synagogue, finished in 1675, allowed the Jews, who had been expelled from Spain and subsequently fled Portugal, the freedom to practice their religion. Take a tour to gain a deeper understanding of the hardships the Jews faced. A tour that includes a guided walk through the Jewish quarter in addition to the synagogue is also available. Plan your Portuguese Synagogue visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam online tour builder.
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  • The Jewish community thrived and studied in this compound. The synagogue is illuminated by candlelight only. 
    The Jewish community thrived and studied in this compound. The synagogue is illuminated by candlelight only.  more »
  • The Portoguese Synagogue in Amsterdam is very beautiful, and very well kept. Also, incredibly interesting is the Treasure Museum located on the same grounds. Staff is very helpful an friendly, and... 
    The Portoguese Synagogue in Amsterdam is very beautiful, and very well kept. Also, incredibly interesting is the Treasure Museum located on the same grounds. Staff is very helpful an friendly, and...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful & stunning Synagogue đź•Ť. It's so majestic and spiritual. I had 30 min just for my self to admire this amazing building. If you 're visit Amsterdam make sure you go there. ( easy to get there with tram from Central Station or just walk)
  • If this is what the splendor of the Jewish synagogues back then. Imagine how well to do Portugal would have been if they wouldn’t have kicked out the Jews. They say originally King Fernando of Spain didn’t dislike the Jews as much as his wife Isabelle, but years of nagging made there mark. His own prime minister was Jewish the great Don Abarnel.( the great rumor of Christopher Columbus was the he was a secret Mariano and he was looking for a land that the Jews can finally be free)After the Spanish Inquisition, the prime minister had to run to Portugal. And a couple of years later the king of Portugal kicked out the Jews due to the pressure of his cousin the queen of Spain, Isabelle. Listen it was the Portuguese loss. Portugal is a nothing country now. USA is the best because nicest to the Jews. Whoever is nice to the Jews the country flourishes. Nowadays Portugal is offering citizenship the all the people that can prove that 500 years ago there ancestor’s lived there. You just have to think to ym yourself why would you go back to a country that burnt you’re ancestors at stake I wouldn’t want to go back!

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