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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest...

In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Museum Our Lord in the Attic. Here visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a special way: a 17th-century house with a top floor converted into a Catholic church.

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An amazing museum which, in addition to the church, gives a fantastic overview of the way of life on the 1600s. Building is beautifully presented and the church is magnificent

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An amazing museum which, in addition to the church, gives a fantastic overview of the way of life on the 1600s. Building is beautifully presented and the church is magnificent

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was not on my to do list but I'm so very glad I added it! The audio tour was informative and the museum itself very interesting. I highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing, very interesting and well organised. From the outside you just wouldn't guess ther was a church in the attic

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We read about it before going to Amsterdam and we thought ''wow, a church that was hidden inside a house's attic...we have to see it!!"' And we did, and it was amazing. Very well prεserved, they don't allow a lot of people at once so you have your time to explore around. Take an auto guide, it costs 5e and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is literally in the attic of a home, which requires climbing narrow stairs. There is an audio tour that is provided at the entrance. I highly suggest taking it with you on your tour, as it is very informative. It was touching to learn what people of the time went through in order to practice Catholicism at a... More 

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Saw this highlighted on a rick steves special and knew we had to go! We were not disappointed. What a cool, fascinating, and informative museum. We loved the complimentary audio guide.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided not to stand in enormous queues but rather take in this more understated museum instead. The story of these church houses is probably unknown to most people whether of religious persuasion or not and has to be seen to be believed. Externally there is no evidence of what the interior beholds and the effort that must have been... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a quick 30 minute stop while walking around central Amsterdam. If you are into history, an living archaeology, this is for you. So quirky and cool. AND... no lines (unlike almost every other Amsterdam attraction)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is actually a point in the museum where you can literally see the past (Old Church before the reformation), present (Inside the attic church when Catholicism was banned, and the future (St. Nicholas' which was built after the emancipation) at the same time.

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The museum takes you through a restored Catholic church built inside a dutch house. Its very interesting listening to the audio guide explain the history of the church and the houses its inside.

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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