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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 #8 of 246 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...
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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 visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very professionally prepared for visitors and fascinating! Be ready to climb stairs as this is an authentic attraction.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Tucked away near the Red Light District this church is incredible. From the outside an ordinary dwelling Inside on the top two floors spread over three house is the most amazing hidden church for Catholics at the time they were banned from meeting. Similar to the situation in England in Cromwell's time. Beautifully restored in original colour this should be... More 

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austin
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this stop. I had not heard of it before we got to Amsterdam, very glad we walked over there to see it. There was quite a bit more to see than I had expected (I thought just a single room) but there are a number of floors and interesting story. We did the Anne Frank house then this... More 

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Indiana, USA
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33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum further shows the unique, quirky, and fascinating history of the Dutch. The Dutch today are famously known for their liberal attitudes on alternative culture, prostitution, soft drugs (marijuana and herbal drugs), and euthanasia. However, the history of this counter culture is only about 50 years old. Before this there was WWII, and before that (150 odd years ago)... More 

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Turin, Italy
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This musuem was just amazing. It explains matters of religion as well as social life in the past centuries. The guided tours were just so perfectly organized and rich in details and explanations that we were extremely amazed and happy with this visit and the job that the people taking care of such a mansion have done! The house has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although I can't say I am a church going Christian this small now defunct Catholic Church is a fascinating glimpse into the past. The audio tour provided allows a casual visitor to understand the pressures born by those who wanted to follow the Catholic faith at a time in Amsterdam when it was banned. For up to 150 worshipper this... More 

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wow, the other reviewers must have visited a different place! Another reviewer said the audio guide was sub-par -- that was flattering to the dull, uninformative commentary. The lighting was incredibly poor which made appreciating the exhibits, as well as navigating the narrow steep steps near impossible. Had we had to pay for admission, I would have been quite upset.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A very interesting museum. Around every corner there was more to read and understand about this little church. Such a rich history and the exhibits were well done. Worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This little church inside a regular house is amazing! The architecture, the construction and location are amazing! A must go to!!!

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved the history around this little church, where the Christians hid their religion whilst the Spanish were in town.

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