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Introduction | General info | Public transportation | Tourist attractions | Hotels | Kosher 


Short introduction: About the Chabad House / General information/

For the Jewish tourist Amsterdam can be divided in two

Center of Amsterdam – Tourist attractions

South of Amsterdam – Synagogues and Kosher food

The Chabad House is located in the hart of the Albert Cuyp Market.

We have a synagogue, coffee-corner, internet-corner and we provide tourist information, and of course information about our Shabbat meals.

It takes around 30 minutes by public transportation to get from the center of town to the south of Amsterdam.

We recommend visitors to book rooms in hotels near the Heineken Experience.

(For a list of hotels near us please scroll down)


General information:

The airport is called: Schiphol

Language spoken: Dutch (Most people also speak some English)

Time: GMT+1

Currency: Euro €

Population: Around 800.000 people in the city of Amsterdam



Public transportation:

Public transportation is very well organized throughout the entire city.

There are many bike-lanes, as riding on bikes is an accepted, fast and easy way of moving around the city, and so it’s recommended to rent bikes, especially in summer.

Please click here for info on public transportation within the city.

How to get to the center of Amsterdam from Schiphol airport:

- By Train:

In the middle of the terminal you’ll find escalators that take you down to the trains, but before going down one first needs to purchase a ticket, either at the electronic ticket-stands in the middle of the terminal, or at the ticket office. As many trains from the airport pass the center of Amsterdam, you need to make sure to get onto a train that stops there as well. Therefore look at the signs which trains stop at ‘Centraal Station’ or 'Amsterdam CS'.

A one-way ticket costs €5.

For advance ticket purchase and for more information please click here.

- By Bus:

Bus #197, outside the terminal you’ll find several bus platforms.

Look for platform B9 or B11.

The bus passes every 15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs around €5.

For advance ticket purchase and for more information please click here.

- By Taxi:

We recommend you only use recognized taxi companies and advice strongly not to accept rides from private drivers who hang around the arrivals hall.

Taxis can be found when exiting the terminal.

From the airport to the center of Amsterdam costs approximately €42 for up to 4 people, €55 for up to 7 people.

For more information please click here.

For Hebrew speaking drivers and very friendly service please contact Easyrider.



Tourist attractions:

Portuguese Synagogue

Anne Frank House

Jewish Museum

Heineken Experience

Flower Market

Madame Tusseaud

Albert Cuyp Market

Canal Boat Ride



Above mentioned tourist company Easyrider , is owned by Israelis who provide tour packages around the country, with pickup from the hotel.

We recommend the professional tour guides Ben and Vera who charge the following special fees if you mention Chabad recommended them:

Half a day - €210 (= 4 hours in the morning or afternoon)

Full day - €350 (= max. 9 hours)

Extra hour - €45


Ben speaks Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian, and some Hebrew.


Vera speaks Dutch, English, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, and passable Portuguese.




List of hotels near us

(The number behind the name is the walking distance in minutes.)

Two stars **

Hotel Blossoms City 6

EasyHotel 7 

Hotel de Munck 13

Three stars ***

Ibis Styles Amsterdam City 8

Hotel V Frederiksplein 10

Atlantis 10

Hotel Aalders 14

Prinsengracht Hotel 15

Excellent rooms in Amsterdam 15

Hotel van Gogh 15

Prinsen hotel 20

Four stars ****

Sir Albert Hotel 5

Hotel Notting Hill Amsterdam 8

Savoy Hotel 11

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Centre Canal District 12

Bilderberg Hotel 14

Banks mansion 15

Park Hotel 15

Hotel Hamspshire - Rembrandt Square 20

Five stars *****

InterContinental Amstel 14

Okura 14

Conservatorium Hotel 15

Marriott Hotel Amsterdam 17

Waldorf Astoria 18

De L'Europe Amsterdam 20 


Hotels near us with regular key:

BB by Servio  3 

Amsterdam hostel Sarphati 5

Bicycle hotel Amsterdam 6  

The Arcade hotel 7


Recommended hotel in the Jewish area - Buitenveldert,  not near us  !

Holiday Inn Express - South


These hotels offer a Kosher Mehadrin breakfast in the dining room (included in price)


The Rabbinate of Amsterdam made an Eruv in almost the entire city of Amsterdam.

Please click here for a map of the Eruv.


Kosher shops and restaurants:

All Kosher restaurants are under rabbinical supervision of the Amsterdam rabbinate which is considered Mehadrin.

All meat is Glatt and all dairy is Cholov Yisroel.

Restaurant HaCarmel – Meat restaurant, Israeli style - a 15 minute ride from the center.

The following restaurants are all located in the south of Amsterdam, in the area called ‘Buitenveldert’.

HaGolan – Steakhouse

Sal Meijer - Meat Sandwichshop

HaBaron – Exclusive meat restaurant

Pizza & Co – Pizza, Falafel, French fries

Rimon – Meat restaurant

David’s Corner – Bakery, Coffee corner, Grocery and Catering

Rimon Deli – Bakery, Coffee corner, Grocery and Catering


Mouwes – Grocery, Coffee corner

Marcus – Butcher

Kastelenstraat 111, 1082 EB Amsterdam 

Supermarkets with Kosher departments:


- Buitenveldert Kastelenstraat (big department, including frozen food items.)

- Buitenveldert Buitenveldertselaan

Albert Heijn: Groot Gelderlandplein

Several Kosher products can be purchased in shops from certain chains around the country, like Lidl, AH, Jumbo.

Fruits and vegetables, but be careful with fruit and vegetables from Israel because of Trumot and Maasrot, and with Orlah by fruit.

Pasta without eggs

Fruit juices that are 100% natural are permissible, make sure they don’t contain grapes (called Druiven in Dutch)

Please click on the Kashrut-list from the Rabbinate of the Netherlands (available in Dutch and English only).

Dairy products that appear on this list are not Cholov Yisroel! Kosher bread can only be found in the kosher stores!