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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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A hidden gem

One of Amsterdam's smaller museums, but a fascinating look at the interior of a Golden Age canal house. Renovations are under way but I suspect these will only enhance the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

One of Amsterdam's smaller museums, but a fascinating look at the interior of a Golden Age canal house. Renovations are under way but I suspect these will only enhance the experience - highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Regardless of what else is on offer in this brilliant city, you must find time to visit this important and historical place. The lengths and detail in which the orginators went to is a little short of incredible, and a testament that it is still functioning today. You will be surprised how long you actually stay and marvel at what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this charming and informative tidbit of times past. A story of religious commitment at its best located in an ingenious architectural creation. An inspiration on how to overcome oppression

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is a simply wonderful experience. Slap bang in the middle of the red light district and quite hard to find - head up the canal from the Bulldog coffeeshop, but if you have indulged there then the stairs in the museum are quite hard to negotiate - is this gem. It is a beautifully restored Catholic church, built secretly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A real find tucked away in the Red Light District. The audio system is excellent, the best we have used, and even worked well with a hearing aid/loop system. Although there are extensive works going on at present it did not detract from such an historic building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I had read about this hidden church in the guide book, and it was covered by the Museum Card. We took the free recommended audio guide which was most informative. Climbed lots of steep stairs up to the attic, where we put on shoe covers. Amazing that this was hidden across the attics of three houses, and the priest had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit, which we did on our last day.It's a house with a fairly substantial RC church hidden in the eaves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

After reading about this place in our guide book, we deliberately sought it out. It has limited opening so we went back a couple of times, and so glad we did. Despite an ongoing major renovation happening, the 'museum' gives a wonderful insight in to a time in history both as to how families lived and how religion prescribes places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is well worth your time. Imagine building a church in your attic that seats 100. Doing it all for the freedom of practicing your religion 200 years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This ancient privat house with the secret catholic church in the attic is certainly a unique place. It has an excellent audio guide with stations all over the house. The only draw back during our visit was that it is in some parts rather worn down, badly painted and with cords hanging from the ceiling. They said they were almost... More 

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