Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

From $27.25 per person

Marvel at the beautiful monuments of Amsterdam's old Jewish neighbourhood. Get access to all the sights of the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its exhibitions and discover the various stages of diamond polishing during a guided tour at Gassan Diamonds.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Amsterdam’s old Jewish neighborhood at your own pace
  • Marvel at the ancient Jewish craft of diamond cutting at Gassan Diamonds
  • See the 17th-century interior of Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue
  • Receive a glass of Champagne during the tour and a brilliant gift afterwards at Gassan Diamonds
  • Get access to all the monuments at the Jewish Cultural Quarter
Full description
Walk through the old Jewish neighborhood of Amsterdam where magnificent synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials dominate the streetscape. At its heart, occupying less than half a square mile, is the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its landmark buildings. Here, you can travel back in time to the days of Amsterdam’s Golden Age by visiting the Portuguese Synagogue or find out all about Jewish culture and history in the Jewish Historical Museum, the Children’s Museum, the National Holocaust Memorial and the National Holocaust Museum. Gassan Diamonds, a family-owned company, is located in a formerly steam-driven diamond factory in the center of Amsterdam. Every year more than 400,000 tourists visit the historical diamond factory. During a guided tour, multilingual staff will explain the various stages of diamond polishing. Observe skilled craftsmen at work as they transform the most precious crystal known to man into dazzling ready-to-wear brilliants. After the tour, browse through the extensive jewelry and watch collection in the boutique. By presenting your Jewish Cultural Quarter combi ticket, you will be served a glass of Champagne during the tour and afterwards, receive a brilliant gift. 
Includes
  • Admission to Gassan Diamonds
  • Admission to all locations and exhibitions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Multilingual audio tour at the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Guided multilingual tour at Gassan Diamonds
  • A glass of Champagne during the tour and a brilliant gift afterwards at Gassan Diamonds
  • Entry to all locations and exhibitions in the Jewish Cultural Quarter: the Jewish Historical Museum, Children's Museum and Portuguese Synagogue
  • Guided tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Gassan Diamonds - Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 – 175, Amsterdam Portuguese Synagogue - Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum and Children's Museum - Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam National Holocaust Memorial - Plantage Middenlaan 24, Amsterdam National Holocaust Museum - Plantage Middenlaan 27, Amsterdam

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays
  •  The chosen timeslot applies to a visit that starts at either the Portuguese Synagogue or the Jewish Historical Museum. The other locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter can be visited within one month
  •  The guided tour at Gassan Diamonds is available every day from 9.00-16.30, without a reservation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5
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The overall experience was excellent. The visit to the Jewish quarter was very humbling. Disappointed to have missed one of the museums was closed for refurbishment. The Gassan diamond experience was very interesting, the tour guide very knowledgeable. They shouldn’t bother about the free gift though, a polishing cloth and a cup warmer was a bit of a let down when they advertise a sparkling gift but it’s free.

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February 4, 2020

Living in a dream

We have entered the Jewish world ... of his birth ... of poverty ... of their professions ... to then move on to see the birth of beautiful precious ... diamonds

June 8, 2019

We needed more time to take advantage of all the museums 100%

April 18, 2019

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