- 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.
How to use your tickets
Show your smartphone ticket at the cash register of the Jewish Historical Museum, Portuguese Synagogue or the National Holocaust Memorial.
Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, and National Holocaust Memorial
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00.
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
Getting There = * Metro: 51, 53 or 54, Waterlooplein
Tram: 9 or 14, Waterlooplein
National Holocaust Memorial and Museum: tram 9 or 14, Artis