Jewish Cultural Quarter

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Jewish Cultural Quarter

What you'll do

Learn all about Jewish culture, history, and tradition with a trip to the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Explore the Jewish Cultural Quarter with Go City®

  • Access the Jewish Historical Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, National Holocaust Memorial and Museum, and Children’s Museum
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in Amsterdam so don't forget to check them out

Experience the 17th-century interiors of the Portuguese Synagogue, which is illuminated by hundreds of candles whilst you travel back in time to Amsterdam's Golden Age, discover the history and culture of the Netherlands in the Jewish Historical Museum, which also homes the interactive Children's Museum. Finally visit the National Holocaust Museum which was located in the former theatre called Hollandsche Schouwburg, the memorial site now presents a wall of names commemorating the Jewish victims - learn about the Holocaust through ever-changing exhibitions and events.

Jewish Museum and Quarter Amsterdam

The Jewish Museum in Amsterdam is located in a special part of the city called Jodenbuurt. It's a place filled with stories and clues that show how the Jewish community lived, laughed, and loved. Just a few steps away, the Jewish Quarter has old streets and buildings that represent the vibe of the neighborhood. Here, you can see historical places of worship and try tasty Jewish foods. Every spot has its own story to tell.

National Holocaust Museum Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, there's a museum inside an old theater. But this isn't just any theater. Long ago, during sad times, Jewish people were imprisoned here. Now, it's the National Holocaust Museum. Inside, you'll find memories that capture a very tough time in history. The museum helps us remember and honor those who went through hard days. It's a place to learn and grow.

Did you know

  • The quarter is home to the oldest and still functioning Jewish Library in the world
  • In the Knowledge Center, you can discover Jewish art, culture and history. Full of books, DVDs, audio recordings of documentaries, interviews and traditional folk music, photographs, historical documents and journals.

Jewish Quarter and Museum FAQs

Q. What is the history behind Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter?
A. Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter represents a rich history dating back centuries, reflecting the city's Jewish heritage and the challenges faced by the community.

Q. What are the significant landmarks in the Jewish Quarter?
A. The Jewish Quarter showcases iconic landmarks like the Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Historical Museum, and the Hollandsche Schouwburg, each holding a piece of the area's cultural significance.

Q. How does the Jewish Quarter commemorate its past?
A. Through thoughtful memorials and poignant installations, the Jewish Quarter honors the memory of Holocaust victims and educates visitors about the dark times that once engulfed this neighborhood.

Q. Are there kosher dining options available in the Jewish Quarter?
A. Yes, visitors can try authentic kosher cuisine at various restaurants in the Jewish Quarter, allowing them to experience a taste of traditional Jewish flavors.


For more information on exhibit schedules as well as candlelight concert dates and line-up please visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter website

Experience Jewish Cultural Quarter and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Getting in: please show your pass at the admissions counter for entry.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 10AM - 4:30PM

Jewish Cultural Quarter

003120 - 5310310

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