Scheveningseweg Jewish cemetary ca. 1981
Photo: St Joods Erfgoed Den Haag


The Portuguese Jews in Den Haag built their most beautiful synagogue (architects: Daniël Marot and Felix du Sart) on the Prinsessegracht. The Asjkenazi Jews obtained a synagogue on the Voldersgracht in 1723. From 1694 both communities buried their dead in the Jewish cemetery behind the ‘Tolhuis’ (toll house) on the Scheveningseweg (today opposite the Peace palace, het Vredespaleis).