Steeped in centuries of history, Amsterdam’s Jodenbuurt neighborhood – the former Jewish Quarter – once served as the center of the Dutch Jewish community. Join a local host on a virtual tour of this fascinating area of central Amsterdam, where Jewish culture is celebrated and conserved.
You’ll see several of the area’s main buildings, starting at the Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater and the National Holocaust Museum, housed in a school where Jewish children were protected during the Nazi occupation. See monuments like the Shadow Wall, a plaque engraved with names, and cross the bridge to the Jewish Historical Museum and two stunning synagogues: the Uilenburger and the Portuguese Synagogue.
Cut through a 19th-century flea market on your way to your final stop, Huis De Pinto, a mansion once belonging to a family of Portuguese-Jewish merchant bankers. Between these museums, monuments, and memorials, you’ll come to understand and appreciate the history of Amsterdam’s Jewish people.