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De Oude Kerk

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-625 82 84
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Ranked #102 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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NJ
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373 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been coming rerularly to Amsterdam for 44 years and had never come to this church before. This church, despite its old age and history was rather drab and undecorated when compared with other European Cathedrals which stayed Catholic, especially in France and Southern Europe. I would not have been happy about shelling out money to see the so-called... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you have limited time in Amsterdam, I wouldn't spend any of it here. The church was a disappointment. The inside is extremely plain. Not much to see. They have turned it into some kind of an art gallery, and had modern sculptures dotted about the place. The kind of art that I "don't get" at all. They seem to... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was one of my husband's favorite things in Amsterdam. It's full of history and information and you can literally touch anything you want. I did think it was strange that this old church is in the middle of the red light district. There are literally prostitutes right outside the church door.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I generally enjoy looking around old buildings. However this did not have a lot of interest for me. The guide was not very helpful and the only interesting feature for me was the many grave stones that made up the floor. There are many historical attractions in Amsterdam so if you have to cut back on a visit miss this... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Located at about 10 minutes walk from the Dam Square, this Old church in my opinion is underrated. It is not very huge but an impressive structure mostly made of wood. It stands by the side of the canal and not very crowded. If you have spare time, do make a visit (note there is a fee to enter).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Only 35m high, but that counts for a lot in Amsterdam, so good views from the top, but an interesting climb too. Max 6 in a group, with a really informative guide, there are several stops en route to recover from the steep narrow steps. You get a chance to hit each of the massive bells with a hammer to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice please, girls around. Didnt go inside because toó expensive (3.5 euro). Walk around the church to see girls un offer

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My visit allowed me to realise the importance of the reformation when I saw the arrangement of the furniture in a church that once had be used for RC worship. Impressive heraldry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Despite many visits to Amsterdam over the years we appear to have missed this gem. It is well worth a visit although watch the floor it is very uneven due to the paving being engraved memorials with lifting holes at each end. The organ pipes / loft is utterly beautiful. When you tire of looking at the glories of this... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Upon walking in, you'll be amazed by the atmosphere of this church. The floor is paved with gravestones, giving an eerie contrast to the beauty that your eyes will take in when you look around. And look around you should, because this building rewards careful searching. Explore the nooks and crannies, and you'll find some amazing things. Carefully read through... More

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