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Our Lord in the Attic

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
Phone Number: +31 20 624 6604
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Ranked #8 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Our Lord in the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Wow. This was a randomly selected museum, and it paid off big time. It was an incredible exploration of living in the time period, and the history of the time was fascinating. The audio guide that came with the entrance was really informative, and an enjoyable way to experience the house. I really appreciated the attention to detail, and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This visit gives an insight in the history of the Reformation. From the outside it looks like an ordinary 'grachtenhuis', but the inside has been transformed into a church. It is a real gem in Old Amsterdam .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Did not go up to the attic as the opening hours were over. Only managed to take photos from the outside and good to know such a worship place exists in the attic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely worth a stop during your time in Amsterdam. From the outside it looks like an ordinary building, blending in with everything in the area. Once you step inside and learn the rich history behind the church, however, you are quickly impressed and in awe. Won't spill too many details, but you would be hard pressed to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not expected and very well done with the easy tour, which you will get when you enter the museum. It provides you a wonderful visit and insight into history and religion of Amsterdam from mid 1700 till almost 1900. We were positively surprised and recommend it to visitors, also when you live in the city itself!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute gem. There is extensive refurb going on currently which might detract a little but we felt that they were trying to minimise the impact. The workmanship and dedication to build such a place of worship in adverse conditions was remarkable. Visors are left with very favourable impressions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

an amazing church completely hidden from the outside world, A must see. plenty of items to look at however there are a lot of steep stairways in there so beware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A bit of hidden culture and history well worth seeing. A compelling story and a great audio guide. Some tight corners and steep steps so not for the feint hearted but not too bad. Lots to see from the church itself and the associated house. Protective coverings are necessary for your shoes in one place but they fit over so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the best attractions in the city with an excellent & informative audio guide. This is a must whether you were religious or not. You will be impressed by the spirit of this place. In 1661 the wealthy merchant Jan Hartman (1619-1668) bought a prestigious property on Oudezijds Voorburgwal; comprises a house on the canal and two rear houses,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Our Lord in the Attic - A Catholic church which was built inside a private residence during Reformation time so that Catholics could attend church in secrecy. The museum gives you a lovely opportunity to see an Amsterdam house on the inside and an idea how people lived back then but you also marvel at the feat of having a... More 

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