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Our Lord in the Attic

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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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This museum is in restoration now. It is a place that you should go to know a little bit more of Amsterdam's history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is in restoration now. It is a place that you should go to know a little bit more of Amsterdam's history

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A top 10 thing to do , amazing what's inside this little building , it's a tight squeeze but well worth the steep steps , not overly busy either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Looking for something to easily before leaving on our train we spent all the available time here. Very interesting insights on how people lived in Amsterdam and the tiny Catholic Church built in the upstairs of a wealthy merchant's house. Loved it.

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a charming place to visit. Learning about the history of Catholicism in Amsterdam and seeing this church in the house where it was built was really unique.

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Madison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This unique hidden church is worth a visit if you are interested in churches and in the area. Beware though that if you are walking there, you are likely to pass by some sites that may make many people blush (sex stores, girls in windows, etc.) since you will be in the Red Light District. We visited with an 11... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting but still under renovation so when it is finished it will be better. It was good to see inside a canal house even if you are not religious

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I much enjoyed my visit here with my teenage son. It shed light on life inside the canalside houses, as well as the church - which was, of course, fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Extremely interesting, especially given its location at the edge of the red light district. The audio tour, included with the admission price, does an excellent job of putting this very unusual church in the context of the time when it was founded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Quirky but very interesting small church hidden in the upper floors of a house in the Red Light District. Great history. Easy to stop in a do a good self tour in about 20-30 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited Our Lord in the Attic and loved it. There is a complimentary audio guide that provides tons of great historical information about the church. The church was recently restored to it's original colors and aesthetic. It's a very beautiful and intimate space. Further renovations are being made and a separate visitor's center adjacent to the church is being... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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