Jewish History Tour

Jewish Amsterdammers have been shaping the city for centuries

The storytelling structure of the tour brought the streets to life. We learnt about 100s of years [of] Jewish life in Amsterdam, which perfectly situated the personal stories in context. We couldn’t recommend Badass Tours enough!

Olivia, Google review

Walk the full story of Jewish Amsterdam from the 16th century through today.

Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, by Emanuel de Witte
Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, by Emanuel de Witte, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Hear the stories of the Jewish people who shaped Amsterdam but are sometimes overlooked. The horror of the Holocaust has a gravity, which is one reason why the city’s most famous resident is Anne Frank. However, to only speak of World War II is to erase the Jewish Amsterdammers who made the city vibrant. Our unique small-group walking tour through Amsterdam’s historic Jewish neighborhood showcases stories of true grit, dazzling intelligence, and effective activism throughout history. Learn how Amsterdam came to be known as New Jerusalem, and meet some of the individuals who helped create the city you see today.

Walk the full story of Jewish Amsterdam from the 16th century through today.

Hear the stories of the Jewish people who shaped Amsterdam but are sometimes overlooked. The horror of the Holocaust has a gravity, which is one reason why the city’s most famous resident is Anne Frank. However, to only speak of World War II is to erase the Jewish Amsterdammers who made the city vibrant. Our unique small-group walking tour through Amsterdam’s historic Jewish neighborhood showcases stories of true grit, dazzling intelligence, and effective activism throughout history. Learn how Amsterdam came to be known as New Jerusalem, and meet some of the individuals who helped create the city you see today.

Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, by Emanuel de Witte
Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, by Emanuel de Witte, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
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* Stadspas holder or a student? Contact us for a discount.
** Youth = Under 18. This tour mentions violence, sex and some difficult topics.

Traveling Solo? Fill out our form, and we’ll let you know if you can book a spot on an upcoming tour!

Something we can’t wait to share:

The story behind this philosophical giant is more complicated than you may have ever heard. How did the community he was born into influence his beliefs? And how did Amsterdam affect his ultimate fate?

Jewish History Tour locale: Spinoza Statue

Something we can’t wait to share:

Jewish History Tour locale: Spinoza Statue

The story behind this philosophical giant is more complicated than you may have ever heard. How did the community he was born into influence his beliefs? And how did Amsterdam affect his ultimate fate?

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Schedule

Wednesday: 10am

Thursday: 1pm

Friday: 1pm

Sunday: 1pm

Minimum of 2 guests per tour.

Having trouble finding a single ticket at the time you want? Invite a friend and open a tour at that time!

You can also fill out our form, and we’ll let you know if you can book a spot on an upcoming tour.

Pro Tip: We post Instagram and Facebook stories 2 days in advance if we have any openings in a scheduled tour.

Interested in a different time and have a group of three or more? Contact us!

Considerations

Tours go rain or shine.

(But if looks too dicey, we’ll contact you in advance.)

The two-hour walk starts on the Keizersbrug, goes through the old Jewish quarter and the Plantage neighborhood, and ends at the Jewish Resistance Monument.

Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Meeting Point

Keizersbrug, crossing the Oudeschans and overlooking the Montelbaanstoren

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