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Our Lord in the Attic

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-6246604
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Ranked #11 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many... more » Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578. « less
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Stockholm
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, good history, with good audio guide. The place is quite small so an hour will be enough for this. Warning for those with problems to get up stairs. You will go up and down three floors with very narrow and steep stairs. One wish: more toilets please. I only saw one and can't imagine how it can accommodate... More

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DEVON
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This house with a hideaway RC church in its attic is still in a state of refurbishment or to put it another way work is still in process to reinstate it to what it was like in the 1800s although it dates back to the 1600s but that does not distract from it being a worthwhile visit. The new rush... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I came across this little gem by accident and have to say I really really loved it. To think that the features of the church have survived to this day and it has the same serenity and peacefulness of a normal sized church. well worth a visit I promise you.

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Chester, New York
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

In the 1600's public displays of religion was frowned upon. The owner of three adjacent hours decided to turn his upper floor and attic into a Catholic Church. About 150 people attended Mass on a Sunday entering thru a side door. The family lived on the bottom floors. It is now a museum of the church. It is an interesting... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was shocked to see this elaborate church hidden in an attic in the middle of Amsterdam. This is a beautiful attraction not to be missed. It also provides some history as to why this Catholic church was hidden. Very interesting and well worth a visit!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stunning building - an old canal house in the red light district with an extraordinary secret church incorporated into the top few floors of the building. Informative audio tour provides plenty of historical/cultural insights.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We found this a totally different experience. A museum, church and canal house all in one visit. The audio was well done with good information.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We searched out this museum, located in the Red Light District, because it sounded worth the visit. We were not disappointed. Inside a regular looking canal house is a small but complete Catholic church. It shows and explains how Catholic Dutch people were able to practice their religion during a period when they were not openly able to worship.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My favorite artist. We had a great time. People were very nice. easy to get to and see if time is an issue.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This church, near the red light district, is a real gem. It was used as a secret place of worship, and from the street it looks just like another house. Inside, it main room has a proper, and impressive, alter, as well as a choir loft and organ. The whole house is full of interesting nooks and crannies, and the... More

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