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

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Portuguese Synagogue - Amsterdam, Netherlands