Uilenburgersjoel (Uilenburger Synagogue), Amsterdam

Uilenburgersjoel (Uilenburger Synagogue), Amsterdam

The Uilenburger synagogue, an architectural gem in the Louis XV-style (rococo), was originally established in 1766 to host Jewish religious services and faithfully served this purpose for nearly two centuries. It stands as one of the few remaining original structures on the former Uilenburg island. After the Second World War, this historic building underwent diverse uses but has now been entrusted to the Uilenburgersjoel Foundation by the Municipality of Amsterdam.

Established in 2002, the Uilenburgersjoel Foundation was formed with the goal of restoring the synagogue to its Jewish roots and transforming it into a vibrant hub for social and cultural activities involving various Jewish organizations. The vision for the Uilenburgersjoel is to become a center for a wide range of cultural and social activities, including concerts, exhibitions, presentations, Jewish worship, educational programs, and other events aimed at enhancing the well-being of the Jewish community in all its facets.

Furthermore, the facility is well-suited for a range of social and cultural activities catering not only to the general population of Amsterdam but also to the local Uilenburg community. Space within the synagogue will be made available for both regular and occasional users, ensuring its accessibility and utility for a wide array of purposes.

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Sight Name: Uilenburgersjoel (Uilenburger Synagogue)
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Amsterdam)
Sight Type: Religious
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