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Jewish History of Amsterdam

Learn about the history of Jewish people in Amsterdam

Discover the thriving Jewish history of Amsterdam as you visit important landmarks in the city during this walking tour. This tour will show and explain the history of the large Jewish community that  lived in Amsterdam and will follow the  footprints they have made in the city.

During  World War II this area was transformed into a ghetto by the Nazis. They raised a big fence around the area and many bridges remained open permanently, so the inhabitants could only enter and leave the area at certain points. During many raids the inhabitants were taken away.

After the war, this once vibrant and lively area had turned into a sad, abandoned, and neglected part of the city. Your guide will take you back to the times of the rise of the Jewish people in Amsterdam and the sad period of 1940-1945. 

Our tour guide will be happy to accompany you in the language you requested. See our terms and conditions for the languages we can provide.

Complete your program with our suggestion

  • Jewish Cultural Quarter: Jewish Historical Museum, the JHM Children’s Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the Hollandsche Schouwburg.

Please note: this tour does not go to the Anne Frank House. Tickets to the Anne Frank House can only be purchased with the Anne Frank House directly online via their own website within a timeframe of 2 months ahead of your visit.