Jewish Cultural Quarter

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Jewish Cultural Quarter in the heart of Amsterdam

Stunning synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials grace the streets of Amsterdam’s old Jewish quarter. In the heart of the neighborhood, an area of less than one square kilometer, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter which includes the stately Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum with the engaging JHM Children’s Museum, the moving the National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Here visitors can find out all about Jewish culture, history and traditions – all with just one ticket.

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Interior of the Portugese syanagoge in Amsterdam

Stunning synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials grace the streets of Amsterdam’s old Jewish quarter. In the heart of the neighborhood, an area of less than one square kilometer, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter which includes the stately Portuguese Synagogue,  the Jewish Historical Museum with the engaging JHM Children’s Museum, the moving the National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Here visitors can find out all about Jewish culture, history and traditions – all with just one ticket.

In the Centre of the Jewish Cultural Quarter stands the magnificent Portuguese Synagogue. The building is still used as a house of worship, but it is also open to the public, and concerts are held there regularly. The 17th-century interior is still fully intact and illuminated by hundreds of candles.  Discover also the impressive museum treasury in the outbuildings.

The Jewish Historical Museum is located in four monumental synagogues near the Waterlooplein. Three permanent exhibitions illustrate the history and culture of the Jews in the Netherlands. The JHM Children’s Museum focuses on Judaism in a unique and lively way. Children learn about Jewish tradition while making braided bread, writing Hebrew in the study or playing instruments in the music room.

The National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) was originally built as a theatre, but used as a roundup and deportation Centre for Jews during the Second World War. Today it’s a national monument and Holocaust Memorial Centre commemorating the persecution of the Jews between 1940 and 1945.

The National Holocaust Museum is located in the former teacher training school where during the Second World War hundreds of Jewish children, who were held captive in the crèche next door, were smuggled to relatively safe places. At this historic site the story of the Holocaust is told in changing exhibitions and  events in an artistic form and based on personal accounts.

Trade service

It is advisable to arrange group visits, guide tours and special rates for tour operators in advance with the Service & Sales Department
T +31(0)20 5 310 380
E service@jck.nl

http://www.joodscultureelkwartier.nl

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Portuguese Synagogue
Mr. Visserplein 3
1011 RD Amsterdam
Noord-Holland 

Jewish Historical Museum & JHM Children’s Museum
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland

National Holocaust Memorial
Plantage Middenlaan 24
1018 DE
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland

National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 27
1018 DB
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland