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Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 8284
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Lacked information, 10 euros to walk in a church

No audio guide. Beautiful church but no information so that I knew what I was looking at. Exposition was very interesting but actually had nothing to do with the church.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

No audio guide. Beautiful church but no information so that I knew what I was looking at. Exposition was very interesting but actually had nothing to do with the church.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this unique opportunity. On the roof of the oldest building of the city of Amsterdam, the Old Church, dating as far back as the year 1306, from 27 June until 6 September 2015, an installation by the Japanese artist Taturo Atzu offers a spectacular panoramic view of Amsterdam. Both the 17th century centre with its canal houses, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful church with stories and history, inside and out. Part of most walking tours, this is a place you don't want to miss. And the great thing about Amsterdam is that its compactness means you are never too far from any place you want to see, whether by bike, foot, or tram. While living in Amsterdam for over 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

While it is not a must see destinantion, if you spend any time in the red light district you will see the outsoide of the church. The main reason you would want to see it would be to say that you have been to the place where Rembrant married Saskia. The architecture is also quite impressive and it has 4... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The building has a very interesting history and appearance from the outside but the interior is disappointing. Unlike other famous churches it appears poorly kept and neglected inside like it is rarely used. Feels like a waste.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited de Oude Kerk especially because we wanted to see where Rembrant had married Saskia & where she had later been buried. It is an amazing space; so large & airy with a beautiful barrel-vaulted roof inspired by boat building. There are many memorials to see including one to Sweelinck who was said to have influenced J S Bach,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A bit better than Neuve kerk, but still not worth wasting time if you have limited time to spend in Amsterdam...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you want to have a different view from above of old town in Amsterdam, find the entrance to the tower and make a tour. It was very rewarding, but not for the faint-hearted, because the stairs are plentiful and very steep. Enjoyed the tour and would recommend on a nice and sunny day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We can understand that Amsterdam may not be the most "car friendly" city - the various canals, the hordes of cyclists, the many narrow one-way streets and so on - but we found it frustrating that several Taxi Drivers hadn't even heard of some of the major "Sights". And this in a city that hosts over a million visitors each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We spent some mellow moments wondering around this interesting Old Church, which is in the of the city and, well, the red light district too! This Gothic structure is from the 1300s. Rembrandt's beloved wife Saskia is buried here (along with a host of others!) We were amused at a translation of a text which is above a door to... More 

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Address: Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 8284
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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