Highlights of the Portuguese Synagogue


Portuguese Synagogue

Opened in 1675, the Portuguese Synagogue is one of Amsterdam’s most magnificent buildings. Everything is still exactly as it was in the 17th century. For example, instead of electric lamps, the synagogue is lit by hundreds of candles.

To this day, Jews still use the synagogue as a house of prayer. Follow this route and discover the highlights of the Portuguese Synagogue.

Look up and admire the chandeliers

Visit the teba and the hechal opposite

5 min

Visit the peripheral buildings left and see the mikveh

5 min

Cross left from the main synagogue to the winter synagogue

10 min

Visit the Ma’amad beside the winter synagogue

10 min

View the Torah mantles in the treasure chambers

10 min

Things to see and do during the route