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Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 8284
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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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Interesting old church

Oude Kerk church is the oldest building in Amsterdam. There was an entry fee but it was free on the Holland Pass. It had an amazing wooden roof and a floor with many tombs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Oude Kerk church is the oldest building in Amsterdam. There was an entry fee but it was free on the Holland Pass. It had an amazing wooden roof and a floor with many tombs, including that of Saskia, Rembrandt's wife. The attached café offered a 10% reduction for visitors to the church. Pros - photos and video can be taken.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Rather bare inside and apart from the grave of Rembrandt's wife not much of interest - cost over 7 Euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stumbled upon this beautiful church during one of the many lovely walks that Amsterdam offers. Right in the middle of the city, and free on the Museum Card (part of the I Amsterdam card), the Church had a haunting exhibition on things related to real-life broken relationship when I visited. A must-see if you are in the vicinity (which you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was wandering in the centrum (went past chinatown and redlight district and along the canal) when I ran into this old building and entered with my museum card. On entrance I was given a hand-painted style map, which was too cute for an old church but I liked very much! Inside the church there was a photo exhibition of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There was a very interesting pamphlet that you receive when you enter that explains the history of the church, as well as specific areas and items in the church. On the flipside of the pamphlet is a map drawing of the church by a visitor last year that has some rather humorous commentary and I found quite amusing. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Still amazes me how you have this church right in the middle of the district. I mean how do you concentrate in church when there are sex workers just outside the premises. Just mind blowing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This 800 year old church is the oldest building in Amsterdam. We visited while in the area and it is rather bare. There is a massive organ, tombstones on the floor (the most famous person is Rembrandt's wife) and a choir area with good carvings on the seats. The price of admission for adults is 7.5 euros (about $10 US)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an inactive church in the middle of the Red Light District. After being ransacked by Protestants, little remains to see. There are 200+ graves in the floor.

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went there on the 13th of September, which was open monuments day in Amsterdam. There was a wonderful choir and an exhibition. The church is just mesmerizing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I don't know... average, cold, plain, not-so-interesting temple without that little something to remember. I had to go through photographs I took there to recall. Be sure to visit because it is the oldest Amsterdam monument, but you will not remember it, trust me.

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