In one of my recent visits to Amsterdam’s UvA, I stayed overnight at the campus area only to realize that nearby is the old Jewish area. I visited the
Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see:
(the former synagogue)
(various Jewish artifacts)
(yes, that’s a former Mikveh)
(some prominent figures, and the struggle for recognition)
(holocaust memorial section)
I’d say this is considered a basic must for Israelis and Jewish folks, and an interesting intro to local Jewish culture and history for others interested in better understanding that part of Amsterdam. It’s not the first thing people think about when they think about a visit to Amsterdam, and in the first few visits to Amsterdam I skipped it, but now that I visited I found it enlightening even though I’m well familiar with Jewish culture and somewhat familiar with European Jewish history.