For guided tours through historical “Jewish” Amsterdam, visit:
Jewish Historical Museum
Located on the corner of Mr Visserplein and Nieuwe Amstelstr, in the heart of the former Jewish quarter and housed in four former ashkenazi synagogues the Jewish Historical Museum depicts 400 years of Jewish life in the Netherlands and tells non-Jews what Jewish identity in todays multi-ethnic society is about. Open 7 days a week, 11.00-17.00h.
Across the street of the museum, at Mr Visserplein 3, one finds the magnificent Portuguese synagogue, still in use on Shabbath, festivals and Sundaymornings. Interesting and impressive architecture, which according to that time Amsterdam mayor Schelto Patijn makes it the most beautifull building in the capital.
The Dockworker monument
In front of the Portuguese synagogue stands the Dockworker statue, remembering the strike started by workers in the harbour’s docks to demonstrate against the first round ups of Jews in February 1941. Jews were collected on the square where today the Dockworker stands.
Jewish resistance monument
On one side of the Amsterdam cityhall – Musictheatre, close to the Danzigcafé, stands the black tombstone like monument remembering the Jewish resistancefighters. The mayor’s room at the first floor, where since the early seventies three out of the four mayors that lead the city, were Jewish, overlooks the monument.
Jewish Boys Orphanage monument
From the mid18th centurty the Ashkenzi Jewish community had its own boys orphanage. Its last location was at where now the Amsterdam musictheatre is located. In and outside the theatre’s building the site is marked where till the holocaust the orphans were housed. The boys and their counsillors were transported to the Sobibor concentrationcamp in March 1943.
St Anthony’s sluis
The De Pinto House
Located in the Anthoniesbreestraat. A fine example of the affluent positions Portuguese Jews held in Holland’s Golden age, which prompted to built beautifull houses like these. The De Pinto House has been saved in the seventies for being broken down. It is owned by a private foundation and today houses a public library.
The monument can be found in the Wertheimpark, when walking through the Muiderstraat from the Portuguese synagogue to the Hollandsche Schouwburg, on your left after crossing of the bridge.
Anne Frank’s House
Home to Rembrandt’s most famous paintings, including the jewish bride.