The Portuguese Synagogue, also known as the Esnoga, or Snoge, is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam, completed in 1675. Esnoga is the word for synagogue in Judaeo-Spanish, the traditional Judaeo-Spanish language of Sephardi Jews.
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 remains an active place of worship and is also a popular tourist attraction.
Israela Maccabee | Jan 16, 2018
The oldest synagogue in Europe: one feels the lack of technology (heat or electricity) as soon as walking in. Simple in design but the wooden work and brass candelabra, the sumptuous existence and preservation care worth visiting. The audio tour has high benefits especially in the area still used by the Jewish community. Sterling silver vintage artifacts are active tools in the daily rituals of Judaism. Bring your own siddur (prayer book). The 15€ ticket includes a visit to the Jewish Museum across the street and the Holocaust Museum which I had to cut from the list due to lack of time. So, 3 museums for the price of one if you start with the synagogue. Public toilets are available on the premises.
David McDermott | Dec 29, 2017
Gets a 5 out of 5. Simply because of the guy who turned us down at the entrance. I can't remember the quote but it felt like he was saying "you have got no ticket? Then get out of here you crazy englishman" loved it.
Omer Peled | Jan 20, 2018
the "esnoja" or the portogues synagoge is one of amsterdam's pearls if you a jewish or familiar with the jewish history, is the biggest synagoge on earh and its rich with history. very recommended for every jewish to come and explore the place and its facillities, its cost 20 euro for a couple and you gets a free tickets to the jewish history museum also. preaper to be very excited
Ladislav Výsmek | Dec 10, 2017
You can't go inside without fee. Outside you can see almost nothing. Why?
not_ available | Jul 22, 2017
Bought Ticket for the museum and it included a visit here. Me and my girlfriend were very warmly welcomed and had a nice chat with the staff. The Synagogue is very beautiful and really old! With the ticket you buy you have access to the museum, the synagogue and the Holocaust museum :) it's definitely worth a visit!
YJ Koh | May 8, 2018
The audio guide was really useful - you get a much deeper understanding of the synagogue. It's free entry with the I-Amsterdam card, and you are also entitled to visit 3 other sites in the Jewish quarter within 30 days!
Laurent Gosselin Arcouet | Jun 17, 2018
Very interesting and informative audio guide. Can't miss if you want to understand Jewish history in western Europe.
No NI DUTCH | Apr 18, 2018
#jew #sjoel .. #between meat and milk , 6-8 hours . THIS IS MENT FOR free milk( the mother animal her grant mother did her work that good that other ''S ,wanted that it was for sure that the 184 generation the MANnely vegetable father would get pain and a sore throat this would bring the bling in de milk just given by a mother animall ( natural balance between a dead resurected mail from 100.000 years old. An a new live in the normal World) THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS MILK FROM A DUTCH COW!!!!!!!! #teacher #history #tobecontinued @Best_Vape
txllxt TxllxT | Aug 9, 2018
The Portuguese Synagogue has the majestic feel of the original temple of Salomon (that plan was used as a template). The outside of the building eyes like a fortification, but the inside is warm & woody.
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