Ets Haim

It is only possible to visit Ets Haim by appointment

Nestled in the heart of the Jewish Cultural Quarter is Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos. Ets Haim, on the premises of the Portuguese Synagogue, has been internationally renowned since the Dutch Seventeenth Century. Founded in 1616, it is the oldest active Jewish library in the world. In 2003, the collection was included as world heritage of great cultural and social importance in the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World Register’.

This year, the United Nations and UNESCO are marking their 75th anniversary. To highlight the mission of the UN/UNESCO to build peace through international cooperation, the library Ets Haim, together with many other Dutch UNESCO heritage institutions. will be lighted with UN-blue light from October 19th to October 24th.

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Guided tours

See the unique library with your own eyes during a tour

Ets Haim

Longread: The history of Ets Haim

Discover the history of Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos

Ets Haim Manuscripten

Ets Haim Manuscripten 

All manuscripts have been digitized

Zoek in gedrukte werken van Ets Haim

Search the collection of printed works

Browse the catalogue of printed works (via Worldcat)

Deze site is ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands