Welcome to the Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam

Make your visit to Amsterdam complete with a visit to the old Jewish quarter!

In the heart of Amsterdam you will find a number of impressive Jewish monuments within less than one square kilometre. In the old Jewish quarter you will find the Jewish Historical Museum, with its fascinating Children's Museum, the imposing Portuguese Synagogue, and the Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial), a moving historic monument. Visit these beautiful locations in Amsterdam during your trip. You can visit all four locations with one ticket (which is valid for one month!).

Jewish Historical Museum

The The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein. Three permanent exhibitions present the history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions, the JHM always offers two great temporary exhibitions and a busy events calendar.

Portuguese Synagogue

Directly opposite the Jewish Historical Museum in the colossol concealed rectangular form of the magnificent Portuguese Synagogue, erected in 1675. The synagogue remains a somewhat mysterious building for many visitors. Once inside, they are rewarded with the stunning beauty of a synagogue that is still in use, with a fully intact seventeenth-century interior.

Hollandsche Schouwburg (National Holocaust Memorial)

During the Second World War, Jews were rounded up into the Hollandsche Schouwburg (now the National Holocaust Memorial) before being deported to concentration camps. Thousands of people were held there, awaiting an unknown fate. In honor of their memory, a monument and memorial room have now been installed in the theatre.

JHM Children's Museum

In the JHM Children's Museum the Jewish Hollander family will warmly welcome you into their home. The Hollanders will tell you about the Jewish tradition and you'll find fun things to do there: braiding bread in the kitchen, learning Hebrew in the study, or making music together in the music room. A friend of the family, Max the Matzo, shows the way and turns every visit into a party!


The Jewish Cultural Quarter is located near the Waterlooplein, in the city centre (view us on Google maps).
- Jewish Historical Museum: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam 
- Portuguese Synagogue: Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam
- Hollandsche Schouwburg: Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam
Tip: Come to the Jewish Historical Museum and start your visit there!

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General information: +31 (0)20 5 310 310 / info@jhm.nl
Group visits and tours: +31(0) 20 5 310 380 / service@jhm.nl