[1] Jewish History


Jewish History


This tour will give you a good impression of Amsterdam’s Jewish history. The Jewish occupants have played an important part in the development of Amsterdam, which they refer to as Mokum, since the early 17th century.

Ancient Jewish quarter

The island Vlooienburg was created in a bend in the river Amstel after 1591 in the context of Amsterdam’s urban expansion plans. This was later to become the site of Waterlooplein. Would you like to know more about this square, the statue of Spinoza, Jodenbreestraat, the islands Valkenburg, Uilenburg and Rapenburg or the Nieuwmarkt district? Accompany our guide along Nieuwe Herengracht to the Plantage district and back to the city centre. During your walk you will come across monuments, the Hollandsche Schouwburg (theatre), the Wertheimpark, the “Dokwerker” (statue of a dockworker), synagogues, the monumental Pintohuis and other sights.
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When and where

Every day of the week except Monday this tour starts at 11 am and 2 pm, for groups of at most ten. Departure point: Museumcafé Mokum at the Amsterdam Museum, Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam. Please be at the café 15 minutes before the departure time.

Our standard guided tours can be booked until 3 pm of one working day before the tour. Bookings for Saturdays and Sundays must be made by 3 pm at the latest on the Friday before.

Would you prefer a different language or departure time?

Would you like to do this tour in a different language or at a departure time other than 11 am or 2 pm? If so, please apply for the tour beforehand, specifying your wishes. Guided tours in English and German can be booked directly. Tours in other languages must be applied for separately.
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