Portuguese Synagogue Amsterdam, Netherlands

Portuguese Synagogue
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This grand Ionic-style synagogue was built in 1665 by Sephardic Jews who had fled Spain and Portugal for tolerant Amsterdam. Still in active use, it is lit by large, low-hanging brass chandeliers with

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Portuguese Synagogue
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Portuguese Synagogue
52.367496° N, 4.905353° E  (map)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands
Europe continent
North Holland Netherlands

Further Resources

  1. Swetschinski, Daniel. “Reluctant Cosmopolitans: The Portuguese Jews of Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam”. July 1, 2000.