In design and spatial layout

The Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue

The Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue of Amsterdam, also known as the Esnoga, is one of the city’s most historic and significant cultural landmarks. This beautiful 17th-century building is a must-visit for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. It is a magnificent example of Dutch-Portuguese architecture, combining elements from the two cultures to create a stunning and unique building. From the ornate carved wooden ceiling to the beautiful stained-glass windows, every detail has been carefully crafted to create a harmonious and awe-inspiring space. The Esnoga is a testament to the multicultural and tolerant vibe of Amsterdam that is deeply rooted in the country’s history. Here visitors can also witness traditional Jewish prayers and ceremonies, and learn more about the religious practices and beliefs of the Sephardic Jewish community.