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General information
The Jewish Community of Amsterdam (also referred to by its Dutch acronym: NIHS) is an orthodox-Ashkenazi congregation, that dates back to 1635. It counts approx. 3000 members, who support the complete Jewish infrastructure in the city (including: kashrut, synagogues, mikwah, rabbinate, Sundayschool, social service, cemeteries and subsidies to Jewish elementary and secondary schools and to youth and student organisations).

Only a small percentage of the Jews in Amsterdam survived the Holocaust and returned from camps and their places of hiding to their city, also known in Holland as Mokum (Hebrew for city). The community’s great synagogue-complex (now home to the Jewish Historical Museum) remained empty and had to be exchanged for smaller place of worship outside the city center.

The Community is primarily a volunteer institution, with a small professional staff. The organisation is run by an Executive Board, elected from a body of 30 elected Council members. The staff is headed by an Executive Director. For specific questions that are not answered below, you may contact the Jewish community at: rabbinaat@nihs.nl

The Jewish Community unfortunately is not able to provide nor assist in offering legal services (including visas), housing, and employment, etc.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Jewish Community, or want information about establishing an earmarked perpetual fund (in your own name or that of a loving family member), you may contact the community by e-mail at: directie@nihs.nl

Eruv of greater Amsterdam
Amsterdam and its subsurbs (Amstelveen, Aalsmeer and Uithoorn) are part of the greater Amsterdam Eruv, re-established by the Amsterdam Beth Din in March of 2008. A map of the Eruv indicates the Amsterdam Center and Buitenveldert areas. For specific questions about the Eruv, please contact our Rabbinate. A p’sak din (rabbinical decision) was issued regarding the Eruv.

Information on kashrut and religious facilities in Amsterdam
All restaurants listed below are under the joint supervision of the Amsterdam Ashkenazi and Sephardi Rabbinates.

All meat in the restaurants under Amsterdam rabbinical supervision is glatt kosher. A Te’udat Hechsher (kosher certificate) should be posted in the restaurant.

Information on kosher facilities

Hotels and general tourist information
There are no kosher hotels in Amsterdam, one can contact the Amsterdam Tourist Board (VVV) for a hotel-list with information on addresses, prices, location etc.:
address: VVV, Stationplein 10, p.o. box 3901, NL – 1001 AS Amsterdam
tel: +31-900-4004040 e-mail: vvvaadam@wxs.nl internet: www.visitholland.com

Hotels with kosher breakfast (standard availability)

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South (Opened June 2012)
Zwaansvliet 20
1081 AP AMSTERDAM
T: +31 (0)20 8203040 F: +31 (0)20 8203041
info.amsam@hiex.nl                    http://www.hiexpress.com/amsterdamsouth

*  Several Shabbat facilities available

Hotels with kosher breakfast (on special demand only)

tel.nr. (+31-20)
NH Musica, van Leijenberglaan 221, 1082 GG Amsterdam 541 41 41
Doria, Damstr. 3, 1012 JL Amsterdam citycentre 638 88 26 (Fax: 628 87 26)
Delphi (Best Western), Apollolaan 105, 1077 AN Amsterdam-Zuid 679 51 52 *

Hotels near Jacob Obrechtshul

tel.nr. (+31-20)
Sander Hotel, Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, 1071 KJ Amsterdam 662 75 74
Savoy Hotel, Michelangelostraat 39, 1077 BR Amsterdam 679 03 67
Delphi (Best Western), Apollolaan 105, 1077 AN Amsterdam-Zuid 679 51 52 *
Hotel Washington, Frans v. Mierisstraat 10, 1071 RS Amsterdam 679 74 53
Hotel Beethoven, Beethovenstraat 43, 1077 HN Amsterdam 664 48 16
Museum Square Hotel, De Lairessestraat 7 1071NR Amsterdam 671 95 96 *
Apollofirst Hotel, Apollolaan 123, 1077 AP Amsterdam 673 03 33
Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam 710 60 00

Hotels near Lekstraatshul
tel.nr. (+31-20)
Victorie Hotel, Victorieplein 42, 1078 PH Amsterdam 662 32 33
Flipper Hotel, Borssenburgstraat 5, 1078 VA Amsterdam 676 19 32

Hotels near Lekstraat/Van der Boechorststraat
tel.nr.(+31-20)
Novotel, Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam 541 11 23
Holiday Inn, De Boelelaan 2, 1083 HJ Amsterdam 646 23 00

(pre-booked) dinners at home: (not under rabbinical supervision)
tel.nr.(+31-20)
Fam. Weijel (southern part of town) 679 54 26

Synagogues

The synagogues of our community are located at in Amsterdam:
Jacob Obrechtplein/corner Heinzestraat 3
Van der Boechorststraat 26, 1081 BT Amsterdam
Lekstraat 61
Western part Willem Schoutenstraat 10, 020-6133535
in Amstelveen: Max Havelaarlaan 435

For information on the times of the services please mail us at: rabbinaat@nihs.nl

Shopping: tel.nr. (+31-20)
bakeries:
Laromme Kastelenstraat 67 644 75 67
Davids Corner Kastelenstraat 114 646 10 02

Butcher:
Marcus Ritueel Waalstraat 17 671 98 81
(mon+tuesday closed)

Restaurants:
Ha-Carmel Amstelveenseweg 224 675 76 36 (meat)
Pizza & Co Kastelenstraat 105 06-14786988 (dairy)
HaBaron Kastelenstraat 110 642 45 55 (meat)
Golan Lunchroom Kastelenstraat 265 40.44.208 (meat)

Sandwichshop:
Sal. Meijer Scheldestraat 45 673 13 13 (meat)
Laromme / MEAT ME  Sandwiches  (meat and dairy) Kastelenstraat 69 Tel.020-6447567 www.laromme.nl

Meals/catering:
Marcus Kosher Catering 671 98 81
Jacobs Kosjere Catering 644 78 00
Vos Koshere Catering ORT 471 45 25
Laromme Kastelenstraat 69 Amsterdam Tel.020-6447567
www.laromme.nl

Mikwe
Heinzestraat 3 671 93 83

How to reach us:
Van der Boechorststraat 26, 1081 BT Amsterdam
p.o.b. 7967, 1008 AD Amsterdam
tel: (0)20 – 646 00 46
fax: (0)20 – 646 43 57
internet: www.nihs.nl
email: info@nihs.nl

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