Guided tours

The guided tour of Ets Haim includes a brief talk about the first Sephardic Jews in Amsterdam, with an emphasis on the educational system and Ets Haim's role in it, as well as a detailed account of the library's history. This is followed by a presentation of a few highlights from the collection.

For security reasons, coats and bags may not be taken into the library. They can be left at the library entrance. Photography is permitted, but only without flash.

Reserving a guided group tour

Guided tours are available on request from Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 15.00 (see opening hours).

If you have special requests regarding subject matter, length or other aspects of the tour, please contact our Public Service & Sales department. We would be more than happy to design a tour that meets your needs.

Groups: At most 10 participants per tour (Ets Haim is not especially suitable for children).
Length: 45-60 minutes.
Price: €65/hour for the guided tour, plus a reservation fee of €5. This not does include admission to the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Vragen over bezoek, rondleidingen of boekingen:
T (020) 5 310 380
E Publieksservice & Sales
Maandag t/m vrijdag van 9.00 tot 17.00 uur

New: Walk-in tours Ets Haim (in Dutch)

Individuals and small groups can also sign up for our walk-in tours.
Note: The walk-in tours are in Dutch only.

When: 9 December 2013,  13 January 2014, 17 February 2014  and 17 March 2014. 
Length: 45 - 60 minutes
Start: 10:30 (gather at the entrance of the Portuguese Synagogue, before 10.25 am)
Costs: € 7,50 per person (This not does include admission to the Jewish Cultural Quarter).
Reservations: Reservations for the walk-in tour is required.  Phone (020) 5 310 380 or e-mail Service & Sales

Tours Jewish Cultural Quarter

Want to extend your tour with a visit to the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum or the Hollandsche Schouwburg, look at the possibilities here.

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