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Jewish Architecture
  Ashkenazi Synagogue at Uilenburgerstraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© Marion Golsteijn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: Golsteijn, Marion, 2008

The synagogue, with its rectangular-shaped layout, was consecrated in 1766. The two halls of the ground floor of the building were originally used for wedding celebrations. The first floor contained the actual synagogue which was divided into three aisles with the use of four columns. The bimah was situated in the center of these columns and placed in front of the Torah ark. The ground floor was repurposed as a place for ritual animal sacrifices in 1889/1912. The original furniture of the synagogue was destroyed during the Second World War. The building itself was closed down in 1942.

The municipality of Amsterdam bought the synagogue in 1954 and has since been renovated. During the renovation of 1994/96, the colors of the wall sections, ceiling and wood details were restored to its original state. The ground floor of the building is currently in use by the Nationaal Restautatie Centrum (National Renovation Center), while the first floor is used as a space for concerts, lectures and religious services for the Jewish community Beit Ha’Chidush.

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Name/Title
Ashkenazi Synagogue at Uilenburgerstraat in Amsterdam | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1765-1766
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91 | 1011 LM
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Brick
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Synagogue
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
3 (National)
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)
J.F. van Agt and Edward van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.