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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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Fascinating, unexpected

I went the day before my teenage son arrived, thinking he wouldn't be interested. It was so fascinating that we both went the next day, and it was a favorite experience for both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I went the day before my teenage son arrived, thinking he wouldn't be interested. It was so fascinating that we both went the next day, and it was a favorite experience for both of us. Triple history of the merchant's house in the front, the amazing church at the top, and the modest house in the back. Helpful audio guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided to visit here after reading reviews on this site.......would say this is a must visit!!!! Think if we had not known about it would just have walked by as lots of building work going on so may have missed it was an attraction. Very friendly staff. The audio tour was great explaining the different rooms and the the history... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I don't particularly enjoy visiting churches but this is a truly worthwhile experience and shows how versatile early Amsterdammers were to convert three houses into a secret church.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Hidden church used by Catholics during the time of the Reformation, found in the heart of the Red Light District!! It was undergoing some restoration work while we were there, but this did not detract from the visit. Audio guide is a must as there is very little information available on the walls. Tight landings and lots of steps may... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

quite interesting and the guided comments were for sure very helpful. gives a good idea of the inside of ancient residences . was happy to see it , but i find many of the reviews too enthusiastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was undergoing expansion and renovation but luckily the building proper is completed and work now limited to the expansion area (the building next door). Located on the edge of the Red Light District it doesn't take much time out of a short trip but is certainly worth a visit to provide an insight into catholicism in Holland during... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with this attraction. It still retains it's special feel and being allowed to wander around at your own pace was wonderful. It is a haven of peace in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. The staff were all very helpful and the musuem has been set up to be user friendly which is more than can be said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was interesting without being that exciting. The audio devices provided are very good. They are the ones that do not require a number to be input and do not require headphones (just point at the symbol local to the exhibit). There was much more to see than I expected. Many other areas of the house in which the chapel... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is difficut to find but well worth the effort. A small church created in the top stories of three adjoining houses, at a time when Roman Catholics were persona non grata. The museum tells the story in an interesting audio guide, but the star is the church itself. There are a few stairs to cope with but it is... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Popped in here to get out of the rain thinking it would be just another church, how wrong I was. Fascinated by the history with the aid of easy to use audio triggered at specific, clearly marked points of reference. Highly recommended. Lots of stairs though!!

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