The tour starts at the Passenger Terminal where your cruise ship will dock for the day. You will met by our Jewish guide and taken aboard the 15 meter long classic canal cruise boat called The Ondine. Built in 1909, the Ondine was designed and build for a prosperous Dutch timber merchant who demanded quality. This is reflected in the superb Javanese teak used for the interior. The Ondine has exceptional headroom since the owner insisted gentlemen should be able to wear their top hats inside.
The Ondine is an historical floating monument and offers the exclusivity of your own small cruise ship, sailing along Amsterdam’s 17th century canals or surrounding waterways in order to gain a sense of the city. Amsterdam is called the Venice of the northern Europe and you will soon understand why.
During the canal tour you will be explained the Jewish elements of the rich Amsterdam history whilst we will take you to visit the Anne Frank House, the Gassan diamond factory and the Jewish Historical museum, which consists of four synagogues, the oldest dating back to 17th century. The permanent exhibition features the role of religion and tradition, the links with Israel, the persecution of Jews during the Second World War, personal life stories and the mutual influence of Jewish and Dutch culture. Your personal guide will be able to answer all your question and enlighten you with Jewish anecdotes and stories.