Attractions

Synagogue in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue

This was the largest synagogue in Europe when it was completed in 1675, and it's still in use today. The interior features massive pillars and some two dozen brass candelabra. The large library belonging to the Ets …
Buddhist Temple in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Guan Yin Shrine

Europe's first Chinese Imperial–style Buddhist temple (2000) is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Make a donation, light an incense stick and ponder the thousand eyes and hands of the Bodhisattva…
Chapel in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Begijnhof Kapel

Contained within the Begijnhof and dating from 1671, this is a 'clandestine' chapel where the Beguines were forced to worship after the Calvinists took away their Gothic church. Go through the dog-leg entrance to fi…