This Jewish history tour is unlike any other in that the tour guide takes a very personal approach and allows you to experience Jewish life in Amsterdam through the eyes of a single family, the Sousa family. On this tour, you will discover the 10 generation history of this family from the 17th century until today. You might be wondering how the guides know so many personal stories. Well, this is because the guides are describing their own family history!
The tour begins in the historical Jewish district, where the first Jews arrived in the 17th century. Here you will hear about how the Jews lived, what their professions were, and their position in society. Some of the highlights in this district include the famous Waterlooplein flea market, several Holocaust memorials, and the Portuguese Synagogue. These guides are eager to share their family's history with you and there is no better way to learn about the Jewish history than through the eyes a family who once lived there.