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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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Catholic church "hidden" in a canal house

This year we had the audio commentary and it was very informative. The history of the Catholic church in Amsterdam is very interesting. Catholics were allowed to practice their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This year we had the audio commentary and it was very informative. The history of the Catholic church in Amsterdam is very interesting. Catholics were allowed to practice their religion - but not in public. This is why this beautiful church was built concealed inside a canal house. This museum is undergoing an extensive renovation where they are expanding and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited on Sunday (19 April), the museum does not open until 1:00pm. Beautifully restored and with excellent electronic hand-held information guide. A new visitor centre/reception area currently being developed so outside not quite so attractive at present. Un-intrusive staff. Well worth an hour to take a look around - and well worth the €9 entrance fee to find this hidden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When Catholicism was outlawed, practitioners held services in secret. This was one of the secret locations. Very interesting. If you are interested in religions, this is cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were in Amsterdam for a weekend and did everything on foot. There is so much to see this way. I had learned of Our Lord In The Attic by googling things to see. I was aprehensive to go to this one as it is in the Red Light district area. But we went anyway and I felt safe the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An unexpected find. Worth the time to visit. A rare chance to see a period home....and then when you get upstairs!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Set in the heart of the red light district, this was a hidden gem with friendly staff. Watch out for the dangerous slippers that you have to wear to save the woven carpets. My son slipped and fell down stairs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We used a silver ticket from the Holland Pass for this museum, and we're glad we didn't miss it! Climbing up and down the narrow stairways allows you to connect with the era of Catholics who had to practice their faith in secret. The audio guide added context to each room and its purpose. One of our favorite sights in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well preserved piece of social history. No good if you can't do stairs, but worth the effort otherwise. Head phone guide to the church, which was huge when you consider it is in the attic. We saw old vestments and the way the building was used by the occupants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

A secret world awaits. There might a few stairs and twists and turns on the way up, but when you get there ... wow! From out on the street, or from within the house below, you can not imagine such a large and ornate church exists in the rafters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What looks to be a normal canal house is something akin to the tardis. Very interesting to experience life as lived in the houses.seeing the furniture and decoration is wonderful, The last steep climb is so worth it, to lift your head and see the transformation of the attics to this remarkable church is just breathtaking. I have been several... More 

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