Portuguese Synagogue


About this venue

The synagogue complex, built in 1675, is still in use as a house of prayer. It is bursting with 17th- and 18th-century atmosphere. Inside, it has preserved its original authentic interior, without heating or electric light. When required, the building is lit with hundreds of candles. The venue is available for hire for lectures and instrumental concerts.


The main hall of the Portuguese Synagogue can seat large groups.


800 persons


The main hall of the Portuguese Synagogue is available for hire per morning or afternoon. The space is also available for use in the evening.

Per morning or afternoon



Evening (after 5pm)



Per security guard per hour after museum closes




on request

Please contact

Margriet Kotek

Head of sales & events

Practical informatie

  • Including VAT
  • Excluding €300 evening surcharge after 5pm
  • Excluding price of security, technician and catering
  • Including admission
  • Catering in the Jewish Cultural Quarter; all food is dairy or parve, and kosher

More information about catering

  • 4 loudspeakers
  • 1 wireless microphone
  • Extra technical equipment available on request

Public transport
The Portuguese Synagogue is on Mr Visserplein and is easy to reach from Amsterdam’s Central Station by metro 51, 53 or 54 to Waterlooplein station, leaving by the Nieuwe Amstelstraat exit. Or by tram 14 from Central Station to Waterlooplein.

There are three underground car parks in the area: Markenhoven, ParkKing Waterlooplein and Stadhuis/Muziektheater.