1a.Jewish Amsterdam Tour with Naomi Koopmans
2a.Jewish Amsterdam Tour with Naomi Koopmans
3a.Jewish Amsterdam Tour with Naomi Koopmans
4a.Jewish Amsterdam Tour with Naomi Koopmans

Jewish Amsterdam Tour

Itinerary

  • The Portuguese Synagogue
  • The Jewish Museum
  • The Holocaust Memorial
  • Landmarks in Amsterdam’s old Jewish quarter

Details

  • Small group tour with max 10 participants
  • Daily 3 hour tour 10am-1pm
  • Professional Jewish guide Naomi Koopmans
  • The tour is operated in English
  • Price €45 p.p. excl. entrance fees €20 p.p.

Tour

Snippets

You’ll be moved to see centuries old Torah scrolls with their costly adornments,

that made it safely through World War II.

Hebrew inscriptions on monumental facades of canal houses that reveal why Amsterdam’s waterways once were called

the Jewish canals‘.

A 17th century ‘Siddur‘, prayer book,

printed in Portuguese,

used by the ‘Conversos‘ or ‘Marranos‘,

Jewish refugees who settled safely

in Amsterdam and whose command

of Hebrew had been reduced to zero 

under the yoke of the Spanish/Portuguese Inquisition.

A ‘Zedaka’, charity box with a skull depiction. What is in Judaism precisely the relation between charity and death?

Is the sand on the floor of the synagogue

due to an idle ‘Gabbai‘, synagogue keeper 😉 

or does it perhaps have a symbolic value?

 

Tailored delivery

Don’t let all of those details put you off! 

Naomi will be sensitive to tailor her delivery 

to your level of affinity with Judaism.

 

Comprehensive experience

Oh and why were there once, 

in the current location of 

Amsterdam’s Jewish Museum,

four ‘Shuls‘, synagogues?

Well, three Jews, four synagogues? 😉

I think you get the idea …

Naomi will move back and forth from history and religion to jokes, to render

the most comprehensive 

Jewish Amsterdam experience!