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Portuguese Synagogue


once the world's largest synagogue

The Portuguese Synagogue is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam. It was designed by architect Elias Bouwman and completed in 1675.

The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest Jewish communities in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflected this. The synagogue is still an active place of worship... READ MORE

Photo Tour - Historic Buildings

  1. Paleis op de Dam   Royal Palace on the Dam
  2. Olympic Stadium
  3. De Waag
  4. Centraal Station
  5. Rijksmuseum
  6. Main Post Office
  7. Portuguese Synagogue
  8. Rembrandt House
  9. Oude Kerk
  10. Scheepvaartmuseum (OBA)
  11. Ronde Lutherse Kerk

The inscription above the entrance is from Psalm 5:8:
"In the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house".

Jews of Amsterdam

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