Guided tour

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

Amsterdam: Jewish Cultural Quarter & Gassan Diamonds

From £18.78 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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Duration 4 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the craft of diamond cutting at Gassan Diamonds
  • Receive a glass of Champagne during the tour and a brilliant gift afterwards at Gassan Diamonds
  • Get access to all locations of the Jewish Cultural Quarter including Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, Portuguese Synagogue
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. 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 Historical Museum and the Children’s Museum. 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. Afterward, receive a brilliant gift.
  • 1-hour guided tour at Gassan Diamonds, with champagne and a gift afterwards
  • Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
  • Admission to the Jewish Historical Museum
  • Admission to the Children’s Museum
  • Visit to all permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Jewish Historical Museum
  • Visit to all locations within 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
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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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 Historical Museum and Children’s Museum: 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

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4 /5

based on 13 reviews

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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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4 February 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

8 June 2019

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

18 April 2019

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