The building was used as a synagogue between 1799 and 1892. After this period, it was redeveloped into a Jewish school and meeting rooms. The same building was repurposed as a cinema, shortly after the Second World War.
The cultural center called Etty Hillesum Centrum moved to this location in 1996.
From 1996 - the Etty Hillesum Centre
van Agt, J.F., Edward van Voolen. Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)
van Voolen, Edward, Paul Meijer. Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)