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Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-625 82 84
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Interesting history!

This is Amsterdam's oldest church (built in 1306), its oldest building (!!), and it's surrounded by the Red Light District. Your admission fee includes an illustrated... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Surprise, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is Amsterdam's oldest church (built in 1306), its oldest building (!!), and it's surrounded by the Red Light District. Your admission fee includes an illustrated map/pamphlet tells you, in an easy-to-read manner, what you're seeing. When we visited there was an avant garde art exhibit throughout the building. Strange stuff -- I'm not sure what that was all about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

When we were there they were setting up what seemed to be an avant garde exhibit. You could still see the beauty of the old church but there was a lot going on so it was somewaht distracting.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were there in Dec 2013 with my boyfriend. At that time there was a special project exhibition of hanging bells and recorded voices coming through speakers whispering, laughing etc. At times creepy as the acoustic is so awesome in that church! Worth going in even without it!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although, in my opinion, this place is better than De Nieuwe Kerk, I did not find it as interesting as other churches I visit in other countries. Let's be straight, I'm a Humanist so only visit religious sites for their architecture and inner beauty. I am fascinated by enormous glass stained windows but only half the windows in this church... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

the outside is much more interesting , not sure why there would be such a fee for visiting this . maybe initially we should really put up our tariffs for churches which are masterpieces and contain art treasures

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Not really much to see or do here,slightly disappointing.If on a time limit you could give it a miss.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cavernous and with not much to see. There was an "art" exhibition on when we visited, which consisted of videos being projected on the walls and ceiling. Very pretentious, trying to be deep and meaningful but in my opinion rubbish! Spoilt the atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Myself and the wife were looking forward to visiting this church, 10 euros per adult was a bit steep, but we still paid it and went in. The church is lovely with all the floor in graved with names and the stained-glass windows, this would get a better rating if it wasn't for the tony oursler art work!! For some... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I wanted to see the Oude Kerk because it is said to be the oldest building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately it is in the heart of the red light district but my wish to see the church outweighed my feelings about the ladies in the windows. What a disappointment (the church not the ladies)! It is no longer a functioning church... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the Oude Kerk in early March.Ten Euros is too much for a place that has very little to see 10 euros each far to much to pay its more interesting on the outside than the in. i wouldnt bother paying to go in just walk around the outside.i think the the most interesting part is rembrandt wife is... More 

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