Guided tour

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

From US$ 24.73 per person

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

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Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the craft of diamond cutting at Gassan Diamonds
  • Receive a glass of Champagne during the tour
  • Get access to all of the locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
Full description

The Jewish Cultural Quarter in the old Jewish neighbourhood in the heart of Amsterdam is home to the Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum junior, the Portuguese Synagogue, Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum. Grouped together within a square kilometre, these four historic locations house a unique collection that brings to life a history and rich Jewish heritage spanning from 1600 to the present day. The Jewish Cultural Quarter welcomes all visitors, young and old, in search of information, entertainment, beauty, contemplation, growth and inspiration. All with just one ticket. Travel back in time to the 17th century by visiting the Portuguese Synagogue, or find out all about Jewish culture and history in the Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum junior. Visit Gassan Diamonds, a family-owned company, located in a formerly steam-driven diamond factory in the center of Amsterdam. Join a guided tour to learn about the various stages of diamond polishing from the staff. Observe skilled craftsmen at work as they transform precious crystals into dazzling ready-to-wear pieces. 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.

Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour with champagne at Gassan Diamonds
  • Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum junior
  • Visit to all permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Jewish Museum
  • Valid for all locations for one month
  • Audio guide and map of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Guided tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • The National Holocaust Museum and National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) are closed for reconstruction until mid 2023

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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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Opening hours:
  • Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum junior: daily from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
  • Portuguese Synagogue: open Sunday-Friday from 10:00 AM. Closing times vary monthly.
  • Gassan Diamonds: open daily from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • All locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter are closed on April 27 (King’s Day), Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Audio tours at the Jewish Cultural Quarter are available in Dutch, English, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
  • Guided tours at Gassan Diamonds are offered in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai and Indonesian (subject to availability)
  • All locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter are wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • 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

Good experience

October 15, 2022

Very enjoyable and interesting, Very varied with the museum and the Gassan Diamonds.

May 1, 2022

Product ID: 69333