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Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 8284
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located in the...
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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Combine history (church) with modern vices (red light district)

Visited during the day this area of Amsterdam is great. Beautiful place to walk around and people-watch. This old church is located not far from central station and sits among the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited during the day this area of Amsterdam is great. Beautiful place to walk around and people-watch. This old church is located not far from central station and sits among the canals and 'red lights' for easy access. Small fee is a worthy contribution to a historic venue even though there is not a huge amount to do/see. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots to see in the church from the painted barrel ceiling to the art exhibits. The pamphlet that we were given was hard to follow.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Isaac Newtown and Albert Einstein would be extremely disappointed at this sight - because it really is a waste of space and time! Situated very close to the Red Light District - this just takes away all holiness of environment in which the church is. The church itself is very dark and dreary! Not well kept. It may be Amsterdam's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a fantastic surprise it was to stumble onto a Tony Ousler exhibition at the Oude Kerk. It MADE my latest visit to the Dam. The exhibition was mind-blowing. What an amazing use of the church. Each piece was mesmerizing. Thank you Tony, and curation people of the Oude Kerk. And here comes another amazing piece on the rooftop of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk is one of the city’s best kept secrets. It is the oldest building established in 1306 and a must see for historians. There are some 12,000 graves and around 2500 gravestones. One of the more famous graves is that of Saskia Uylenburgh she was Rembrandt’s wife. The intricate work done on the pillars, the carvings on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were very eager to see the old church, but it was a very disappointing visit. The church is completely stripped from anything church like, and there aren't even information signs anywhere with how it used to be or anything like that. There was a very modern experimental art exhibition that would've made me uncomfortable even if it wasn't in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love to look inside churches and was looking forward to seeing the oldest one in Amsterdam. We paid £7.50 each to get in and were told there was an art exhibition inside. The church is very large, the organ is lovely as are the stained glass windows, it is in need of TLC. The exhibition was rubbish and not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a huge church, with large open spaces for exhibits. We paid half-price for our visit because an exhibition had just finished and was being dismantled that day. It is normally € 7.50 per person. The visitor leaflet with the building map was helpful, but overall the layout is quite confusing. A few things to look for: the impressive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This church is disappointing as churches go and not too beautiful. The area outside is interesting and you can get some nice photographs without going in. There are lots of more interesting things to do in Amsterdam if you are tight for time!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All of the large churches in Amsterdam impress with their spaces (as you would expect any big church to do). But there is little in the interior that is exceptional, decoration is sparse, a bit of nicely-executed stained glass, an impressive organ. The modern art exhibition on display throughout the church injected a bit of incongruity. Not really worth the... More 

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