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Portuguese Synagogue (The), Amsterdam

Portuguese Synagogue (The) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Portuguese Synagogue (The)
Mr Visserplein 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1011 RDMap
+31 20 624 5351
Neighborhood: Inner City East/Nieuwmarkt
Overview

The Portuguese-Israeli Synagogue was built in the period 1670-75 by Elias Bouman. The synagogue is located on the Mr. Visserplein, a busy roundabout between the Weesperstraat and the motorway leading to the IJ-tunnel. This area used to be the heart of the Jewish Quarter. The low buildings around the synagogue enclose a courtyard. The front elevation is subdivided by pilasters, the ones at the corners standing slightly away from the corner itself. The austere elevation formed by the corner bays which recede a little are closed by a cornice above which is a balustrade and an attic. Please refer the website for the timings as they differ seasonally.

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  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Waterlooplein
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