Portuguese Synagogue

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The Portuguese Synagogue, also known as the Esnoga or Snoge, is a 17thcentury Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam built by the Sephardim who migrated here following the Spanish Inquisition. It has a collection of over 800 metal and textile ritual objects, which throw light on the cultural and religious history of the Jewish community. The treasure chambers showcase silver, antiques, and textiles. The Ets Haim Lbrary at the synagogue is one of the oldest Jewish libraries in the world, preserving rare texts and manuscripts.

Portuguese Synagogue and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Rijksmuseum(1.6 km)
The Rijksmuseum or National Museum is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands, displaying works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Steen.

Amsterdam City Archives

Amsterdam City Archives(0.9 km)
Housed in the monumental Brick Expressionism style De Bazel, the Amsterdam City Archives preserves official documents, letters, photos, drawings, maps, prints and audio-visual records tracing the history of the city.


Noorderkerk(1.8 km)
The 17th-century Noorderkerk in the Jordaan neighborhood was one of the first Protestant churches built after the Reformation in Amsterdam.

Basilica of St. Nicholas

Basilica of St. Nicholas(1 km)
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is a 19th century Catholic church near the Centraal Station in the oldest part of Amsterdam.


Micropia(0.6 km)
Micropia zooms into the world of micro-organisms, throwing light on the various types of microbes in the world around us and within us.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House(1.6 km)
The famous Anne Frank House is where the Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote her moving diary while hiding with her family from the Nazis.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum(1.9 km)
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the works of acclaimed 19th century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, displaying over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by him.

De Gooyer

De Gooyer(1.5 km)
De Gooyer is the only windmill in the centre of Amsterdam, and the site of the popular microbrewery Brouwerij t' IJ.

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