Jewish Amsterdam Tour
Venturing Inside the Portuguese Synagogue
"Seeing the Portuguese Synagogue was a highlight of my entire week in Amsterdam - I really appreciated [my guide's] knowledge."
Marred By Tragedy
Diary of a Young Girl
Want to linger longer along the canals? Take a look at our Dutch Golden Age Tour, which spends plenty of time there.
Important Info: Anne Frank House
IMPORTANT: you should purchase timed Anne Frank House tickets in advance to avoid potentially long queues. This can be done here. Please note that tickets can sell out up to several months in advance.
After completing his Bachelor Degree in History and a Master Degree in Museum Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Barend worked in several museums both as a curator, guide and researcher. First at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam where he was initially invited because of his thesis on memorials, but ending up researching Jewish food culture! A complete change of subject, but that ideally suits Barend’s many interests. In Museum het Schip he curated several exhibitions on the Amsterdam School, an architectural style unique to the Netherlands. At the Rijksmuseum he worked in the field in which he majored: the manifestation of colonial history in museums in the Netherlands. Here he researched the provenance history of holy heirlooms of the Javanese prince Diponegoro. At the museums he worked in he encountered stories of works of art or historic objects that got lost over the years, and his latest project is creating a podcast in which he traces down their histories, and with luck the objects themselves. He looks forward to sharing his love for ‘forgotten’ histories with you on his tour.
Anita studied Art History at the VU in Amsterdam and has vast knowledge about Dutch (Jewish) history and art. She gives tours in Dutch, English and Hebrew and is specialized in working with people who are visually impaired, families, and people within the autistic spectrum. Coming from a Jewish family, the traditions and her family history made her move to Israel. After living in Israel for 4 years, she returned to Amsterdam. She has also been active in the Amsterdam Jewish community as a board member of the Jewish schools.
Roser studied Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona. She spent one academic year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and fell in love with this city. She spent two more years studying Voice Over and Drama Studies. After a decade working in tourism, she became a tour guide in 2012. Her first focus was the History of Amsterdam. It afterwards spread to the rest of the country. In 2013 she began guiding curious minds through the Jewish History of Amsterdam. In 2019 she got her diploma as a National Guide. That year she worked at the Anne Frank House. Her focus now is on Art History, Architecture and Dutch landscapes.
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