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De Oude Kerk

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8284
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The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located in the famous historic centre of Amsterdam; the red light district. The Oude Kerk creates in its programs connections between heritage and art, past and present, and provides opportunity for contemplation and wonder. The church shows art projects that fit the cultural and historical value of the Oude Kerk and which strengthen the current art supply. The old church works extensively with national and international partners.
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Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 625 8284
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is by far my favourite church in Amsterdam. It was founded in the 1200's! It's actually on top of a cemetery with stones layed out saying who is buried there. They have since removed the remains, but it was fascinating. There is currently an...More

Thank Itsmyturn48
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Right in the heart of the red light district, this church is definitely worth a visit. This is where Rembrant and Saskia (his first wife) had heir marriage blessed and where Saskia is now buried (her gravestone is one of many that cover the floor)...More

Thank butlerpr2016
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went here just last week using my "I Amsterdam" card. Glad I stopped in. It's a beautiful old church with old wooden pews and giant chandeliers. There was also a scissor lift that would take you way up to the ceiling for a photo op....More

Thank StacyJ1990
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We came here with our iAmsterdam 72 hour City Card however it had expired about 30-60 minutes before we arrived here and the woman wouldn't let us in, wow, it wouldn't have hurt to let us off after we'd spent a fortune in their city...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped by as had read about it in other areas and wanted to have a quick look whilst we were in the area. Entry is included with the I Amsterdam card so it was worth popping in. Areas of the church are stunning and...More

Thank Mart_bmes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very old and beautiful Church at the very centre of this amazing city. The Church is huge and beautiful, gives a great glimpse of the history. Rembrandt's beloved wife Saskia is buried here, there is a staircase to heaven, huge altar and much more to...More

Thank siddhant k
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We are in city only one day , we know can't du much but went several place it is fine busy day , city is crude will come next Mor days in Amsterdam 👌👌

Thank anver m
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This site was a great visit although we had to pass multiple coffee shops near the red light district to reach the church. Very interesting history on the building and its past- very cool inside so dress warm or bring a jacket. My 15 year...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The old church wasn't on our main attraction list, but having seen a lot of advertising for the Marinus Boezem exhibition, we thought it was worth a visit. The church is incomplete in its fittings so that's the first unusual aspect. There are some spectacular...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The church itself is quite beautiful, but what sold us was the ongoing art exhibit. It includes some installation pieces, the most interesting of which is a scissor lift that brought us up, one at a time, within a few meters of the high ceiling....More

Thank kyle j
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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30 May 2017|
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Response from craigluscar | Reviewed this property |
Every hour I am not sure if it rings the quarters
6 May 2017|
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Response from oudekerkamsterdam | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, The Oude Kerk has two types of tickets: 1 during exhibition periods (10,- full price) and one during the install/de-install of the exhibition (7,5 full price). There's the possibility to buy tickets online, but... More
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9 September 2016|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
on the Dutch version of their website it says 11.00-12.15 kerkdienst (church service) on Sundays