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Portuguese Synagogue (The), Amsterdam

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Contact: +31 20 624 5351
Open Hours: Apr-Oct: 10a-4p Su-F, Nov-Mar: 10a-4p Su-Th, 10a-3p F
The Portuguese-Israeli Synagogue was built in the period 1670-75 by Elias Bouman. The synagogue is located on the Mr. Visserplein, a busy roundabout between the Weesperstraat and the motorway leading to the IJ-tunnel. This area used to be the heart of the Jewish Quarter. The low buildings around the synagogue enclose a courtyard. The front elevation is subdivided by pilasters, the ones at the corners standing slightly away from the corner itself. The austere elevation formed by the corner bays which recede a little are closed by a cornice above which is a balustrade and an attic. Please refer the website for the timings as they differ seasonally.