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Tickets for Jewish Cultural Quarter

Entry ticket to all five cultural sights

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Between 11:30 and 15:00
  • Your ticket to the Jewish Quarter includes the Jewish Historical Museum (with its fascinating Children's Museum), the Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial)
  • Learn the importance of Jews in the Netherlands, plus past and present Jewish traditions, via a range of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Wander all attractions in the area and see photos, virtual encounters, and videos to get insight into the Jewish way of life

Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Quarter is less than one square kilometer, but dense with monuments, synagogues, and history. There's the stately Portuguese Synagogue, the fascinating Jewish Historical Museum, the engaging Children's Museum, and the moving Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial). This ticket gets you access to all the sights in the area.

Not far from Amsterdam's Waterlooplein flea market, the Jewish Cultural Quarter sits nestled in the leafy Plantage district. It features a number of significant sites worth seeing. Make a day (or half-day) of wandering this area.

The Jewish Historical Museum is spread throughout four monumental synagogues. The permanent exhibitions tell the story of Jewish culture and history in the Netherlands. One part of it - the Children's Museum - is set up as a home of the a typical Jewish family. Learn about the daily life of the Hollander family as you (and your young ones) follow your lively guide Max the Matzo around.

Directly opposite the Jewish Historical Museum is the stunning 17th century Portuguese Synagogue. Unassuming on the outside, the interior of this holy place is stunning - and still used for services today.

No trip here is complete without a visit to the Hollandsche Schouwburg (now the National Holocaust Memorial). This is where Jews were processed before deportation to concentration camps. A monument and memorial room here pay tribute to their memory.

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Jewish Cultural Quarter
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL, Amsterdam
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, Dutch, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Additional info

Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, and National Holocaust Memorial

Monday to Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00.

Portuguese Synagogue

Sunday till Thursday:

  • February – November: 10:00 – 17:00

  • December – January: 10:00 – 16:00


  • March – October: 10:00 – 16:00

  • November – February: 10:00 – 14:00

Aug 20, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Very moving experience
Jun 5, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Very beautiful Synagogue, Interesting Jewish history museum and less than avergae holocaust memorial.
Jan 27, 2018
Was great to see this museum. VEry moving.
Dec 20, 2017
From history to spirituality, what a great experience!
Nov 8, 2017
Museus fantasticos muitissimo bem apresentados e exposições interessantissimas.
A sinagoga é uma obra de arte e so precisa de cera no chão.
Oct 23, 2017
Well worth a visit . Very informative. Great interactive videos
Aug 2, 2017
Jul 5, 2017
Very moving and well maintained. Tells a compelling story. Even the cafe was enjoyable!

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