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Museum Our Lord in the Attic

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38 | Red Light District, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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: Museum 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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Very nice House! You will get experience a lot about Dutch house from 17th Centuries with only one of this house.

I did not expect the experience from this house. It look simple. But inside many rooms to visit. I think we spend nearly more than one hours. My friend from Amsterdam explained me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
K Thazin K
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not expect the experience from this house. It look simple. But inside many rooms to visit. I think we spend nearly more than one hours. My friend from Amsterdam explained me a lot about the Amsterdam people and the house. I think i get many experiences from this place. My boyfriend from Zoetameer also never been there. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the Catholic church was banned, this hidden church offered a place to worship. Given the number of people it could hold, and who must have been easy to see entering and leaving, one suspects it was an open secret. A tribute to Dutch tolerance, in other words: "You're not supposed to have a church, but go ahead anyway."

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Thank Lijaha
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this church. It is very unique to Amsterdam and quite and amazing experience. There are a lot of stairs (like the rest of the city) but it really takes you back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason we didn't give this a 5 is because we enjoyed a couple of other places slightly more. Nonetheless, we absolutely loved this museum. The audio tour is free which is unusual for Amsterdam. Very informative. Its just absolutely fascinating to see how this huge church was constructed in the roof of a seemingly small building. How deceptive!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit , you are allowed to find your own way round with a head set provided to give you the detail on lots of the information within the building ...

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour exploring the Museum and Church in the Attic while visiting Amserdam. It's easily located in the canal area red light district.. Learned the historical significance of the hidden churches and also glimpsed what life in early Amsterdam might have been like as the house and furnishings provide great insight. We learned something about tolerance and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The actual three-tiered church is quite something and very much worth a stop. It's right in the heart of the old town, so chances are you'll be in the area during your visit. Plenty of background tells you why they had to build the church in the attic, and what was very neat was how you are guided through the... More 

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1 Thank Jason R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect but this beautifully preserved 17century Canal House is a really good example of life in the Golden Era of Amsterdam and the beautiful hidden church in the attic is breathtaking!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under the roof of an antique merchant's house of the 16th century, split on several levels, an entire church lies hidden. It was built to shelter Christians' gatherings and cult during protestantism. It is something unique, never seen before and definitely unmissable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of an informal walking tour we were on. I recall the red light district being very close by. Very well restored and the audio tour was informative in english. Lots of stairs to climb and they are very tight and winding.

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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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