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Astonishing Amsterdam 

Many visitors have left Amsterdam with memories of tourist crowds, marijuana smoke-filled “coffee” shops & visions of the red-light district. However, “the Venice of the North” is replete with rich history, incredible art, stunning architecture, and more at every turn. Let Trip Leader (and JCC colleague) James Sokol whisk you away to meet our lovely, professional guide Tricia to discover interesting, beautiful and diverse aspects of this astonishing city. “Visits” include:

  • Amsterdam Highlights Walking Tour (Nov 2)
  • Museum Highlights: Dutch Masters  (Nov 9)
  • Jewish Amsterdam  (Nov 16)
  • Dam Square & Royal Palace (Nov 23)



November 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm CT

During this visit, follow Tricia across a bridge to leave the city center behind and explore the Jewish Quarter. Travel back into the 17th century by stepping into one of the most incredible buildings in the city – the Portuguese synagogue – where nothing has changed since the 17th century! Known as the “Jerusalem of the West,” Amsterdam has had a strong link with its Jewish community for centuries. Learn how even various Dutch words, the diamond industry, and typical Amsterdam dishes each have Jewish origins.