Though few Jewish communities remain in Spain and Portugal, there are several communities which follow the Spanish/Portuguese liturgical tradition. Many Spanish Jews fled to the Netherlands during the Spanish Inquisition and started communities there which followed the Spanish/Portuguese tradition. Jewish communities in Amsterdam use Spanish/Portuguese nusach to this day. In addition, many of the Dutch Jews moved to different parts of the world, bringing their liturgy with them, and eventually settled in the United States. Some of the oldest synagogues in the United States follow the Spanish/Portuguese tradition.