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Amsterdam canal cruise and Jewish Cultural Quarter

Free cancellation
Validity: Flexible
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Hebrew
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Explore Amsterdams old Jewish neighborhood

Visit stunning synagogues and impressive memorials

Enjoy an Amsterdam canal cruise with an audio guide

What to expect

This combination offer saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise along Amsterdam’s canals and discover the Jewish Cultural Quarter. It’s up to you to decide which activity to do first. Be amazed by the 17th-century merchant houses of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt and colorful barge boats that intrepid residents have converted into homes.

On a 75-minute canal cruise, you will travel from the Golden Bend to the city’s newest quarter at Overhoeks. Admire the new Music Building in the harbor, and the historic VOC ship in the docks.

Then, you’ll enter old Amsterdam's Jewish neighborhood with its beautiful synagogues, striking buildings, and impressive monuments. At the heart of this historic neighborhood, which is less than 1 square kilometer in area, you’ll find the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Travel back in the days of Amsterdam’s Golden Age in the Portuguese Synagogue with it's 17th-century interior that is still fully intact. Visit the Jewish Historical Museum with its engaging JHM Children's Museum, where you can discover all about the Jewish history and culture of The Netherlands, or see the moving National Holocaust Memorial and National Holocaust Museum.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Amsterdam canal cruise

Admission to all locations and exhibitions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter

Multilingual audio tour at the Jewish Cultural Quarter

Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue (closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays)

Admission to the Jewish Historical Museum

What’s not included

Guided tours

Transfer between the boat and the Jewish Cultural Quarter


Stadhouderskade 551, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Jewish Cultural Quarter: Use your time slot entry ticket to access the Jewish Cultural Quarter beginning at the Portuguese Synagogue (Mr. Visserplein 3) or the Jewish Historical Museum & Children's Museum (Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1) Then continue to the National Holocaust Memorial (Plantage Middenlaan 24)

Boats depart from: Stadhouderskade 551 (opposite Heineken Experience) or Stadhouderskade 501 (opposite Hard Rock Café). A time slot reservation will be made on the dock when you arrive.


  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please note, Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays


Jewish Cultural Quarter

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please note: The National Holocaust Museum and the National Holocaust Memorial Hollandsche Schouwburg are currently closed for renovations until 2022
  • In the Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum an audio guide is available in English, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, German and French
  • Bring your own headphones or earphones to listen to the audio tour
  • Didn't see it all in one day? Your ticket is valid for 1 month after its first use
  • Make sure you visit the first location in the Jewish Quarter at the time stated on the time-slot entry ticket then it is free to visit the other locations within one month
  • The minimum age to take part in this activity is 14