Portuguese Synagogue Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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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318722
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Portuguese Synagogue
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Coordinates
52.367496° N, 4.905353° E

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References & Resources

  1. Reluctant Cosmopolitans: The Portuguese Jews of Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam

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Portuguese Synagogue (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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April 11, 2015