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Jewish History Walking Tour (English Tour)

Jewish History Walking Tour (English Tour)

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Discover the Jewish history in Amsterdam as you visit important landmarks in the city on this 2-hour walking tour. This tour will show and explain the history of the large Jewish population in Amsterdam and the footprints they have made in the city.

Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at the statue of the dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about the Jewish history and population from Amsterdam. 

The first Jewish inhabitants arrived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. From the start they established themselves in the area around the Jodenbreestraat.

In the course of World War II this area was made into a ghetto by the Germans. They raised a big fence around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. During many raids the inhabitants were taken away.

After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected area. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the sad period of 1940-1945.

Private guide for a more personalized experience 
Choice of morning or afternoon departure 
Learn about the history of Jewish people in Amsterdam
Visit many monumental buildings as you walk around Amsterdam
Visit the Holland Theatre and Portuguese Synagogue

Entrance fees
• Entrance at Jewish Museumquarter
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide with a focus on Jewish history

Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks

Departure Time: The tour run at 9:30 and at 14:00.

Departure Location:
Statue of the Dockworker at the foot of the Portuguese synagogue - Jonas D. Meijerplein, Amsterdam

Important to know
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability at time of booking.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese