Portuguese Synagogue - Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam Ticket

Bask in the romantic atmosphere of a 1-hour candlelight concert at Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue, located in the heart of the city's Jewish Quarter. Once a month, hundreds of burning candles form the backdrop for the concert that showcases everything from Balkan folk to classical concertos. Coupled with the synagogue’s renowned acoustics, it’s sure to be an incredible evening.

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  • What's included :
    • 1-hour candlelight concert at Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Synagogue
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Guided tour
  • Visit: Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Arrive at central Amsterdam's Portuguese Synagogue up to 30 minutes before the performance and proceed directly to your seat. Take advantage of your early arrival by enjoying the romantic atmosphere of this magnificent 17th-century Sephardic synagogue and its hundreds of burning candles. Once the musicians take the stage, relax and enjoy an enthralling hour-long concert of timeless compositions, brought to the life by the virtuoso players and the  synagogue’s magnificent acoustics.

    Please note: performances vary depending on the evening. The full concert listings are as follows:

    Thursday 20 February at 19:30: Yehonatan Elazar and Christina Diaz
    With The Jazzphardic Project, Yehonatan Elazar and Christina Diaz present a combination of medieval Sephardic music, latin jazz and contemporary music from the Middle East.

    Zemtsov Viola Quarter - Thursday 19 March 2020
    Since 2010, the Zemtsov family forms this successful viola quartet. The family members (father, mother, daughter, cousin) all have their own musical career, but play together as a quartet since 2010. Their first album came out in 2014, with music of Max von Weinzierl, York Bowen and Astor Piazzolla.

    Thursday 2 April 2020 at 20:00: The Hague String Trio
    The trio plays a tribute to composers who have been persecuted in WOII with After the Darkness. On the programme will be beautiful music that has been created under miserable circumstances. Such as the compositions of Hans Krása and Gideon Klein, written in concentration camp Theresienstadt.

    Thursday 25 June 2020 at 20:00: Daahoud Salim
    Daahoud Salim is a Spanish pianist, a virtuoso in both jazz and classical music. Salim (1990) was born in Sevilla, studied the piano there and finished his studies in Amsterdam. He has been playing throughout Europe since and has released multiple albums. In the Portuguese Synagogue, he plays the music of Ervín Schulhoff, that Salim recorded earlier under the title Forbidden Music.

  • Departure Point :
    Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, 1011 RD Amsterdam The Netherlands
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and are not known in advance
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam

Activity ID: V-17547P7

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