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Our Lord in the Attic

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 6604
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Description: In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest...
In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Our Lord in the Attic. Here visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a special way: a 17th-century house with a top floor converted into a Catholic church.
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very nicely done

explanative, well kept, not overly busy and architecturaly interesting, great insight into both living and religion history

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

explanative, well kept, not overly busy and architecturaly interesting, great insight into both living and religion history

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ran through town to get to this site only to find that they had closed 10 minutes early. I was so disappointed. My parents had been here in April and recommended that we see it. It was hard to find, so we had been searching for a while. It was under construction, so that was part of the problem.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am surprised by the few reviews. This is a gem of a house museum. In some ways, it is like the Anne Frank House, but it held a different secret. If you like secret doors and rooms, this is another wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our Airbnb host told us about this and we were very happy we saw it. Amazing the effort that was made and the beautiful church that was concealed. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We only found this place due to trip advisor. The museum is under renovation so it was a little difficult to find. An audio guide is given which full explains all aspects of the house. House was very interesting but the church was fantastic- a definite must visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a quaint museum that really captures so many aspects of real Dutch life in the past. No grandiose exhibitions, but just a simple illustration of both how innovative people were to do what they love and, at the same time, how the Dutch thought about religion and commerce. The scope of the clandestine church is astounding. One wonders how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A super awesome clandestine Catholic church in Amsterdam, the biggest I have seen yet. The scope of the construction is astounding. The quality of the rehabilitation and tour are excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Once I found this place I was astounded. So small, yet so impressive. The history and the concept of the church inside the house was incredible. With renovations it is possibly more difficult to find. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful old Catholic church "hidden" in the attic. See a beautifully restored 17th century house as well. We were fascinated. Don't let the remodeling put you off (the entire front was covered with plastic and scaffolding when we were there)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not known to a lot of people this is a unique museum dealing with the practice of the Catholic religion while it was banned in the Netherlands in their Golden Period. It is as it was, a church built within a traditional home owned by a wealthy Catholic. Once in there and on the second floor you are in a... More 

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 6604
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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