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Our Lord in the Attic

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History museums, Museums
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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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good place with lot of history

The attic has a small cathedral used a secret place of worship when it was against the law to be caught practicing faith in this country and the chapel has been maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The attic has a small cathedral used a secret place of worship when it was against the law to be caught practicing faith in this country and the chapel has been maintained beautifully and do attract quite a few people. The place is a museum without the usual feel of a museum. There is no extensive information around if you... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A very interesting story and well told via the electronic commentary you are given, which is an easy to use device and you can go at your own pace and hear additional information if you wish. It has been beautifully restored and at only 8 euros per adult was a good value visit.

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Houston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our college-aged daughter had read about this Chapel or we would not have known about it. Well worth your time to go visit it!

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had no knowledge of this Chapel prior to my visit. It is extraordinary the lengths these people went to in practicing Catholicism. The construction and design was wonderful to see. It really gives you a sense of what these Dutch people endured to practice religious freedom.

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Florida, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It might not be that big of attraction but the place is definitely worth checking out. The whole place is a museum and focusing majorly at the church that is in the attic which is a witness to the time when a troubled period in Amsterdam meant no worshipping in public or practicing faith amidst the chaos giving rise to... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our adult son recommended that we visit this hidden gem. And it was worth it. A great insight into the religious wars in Amsterdam that came with the Protestant reformation. Worth a visit.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was an interesting chapel to visit. I wouldn't put it on the top of the 'things to do while in Amsterdam" but it does deserve to be on the list. It was amazing to see how people were forced to practice their faith during that period of history. The chapel is quite charming and much bigger than I imagined.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is definitely worth a visit, the house itself is terrifically preserved and with the use of the audio tour (Language of your choosing) and up to date technology you can work your way through the house at your leisure ensuring you don't miss any information. I particularly enjoyed that there was no written information given which gave the house... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

At a talk on Dutch art in Dublin, the church was mentioned as an interesting venue to visit, which we did on our recent trip to Amsterdam. Worth the effort to find and an amazing insight into a period of Dutch history, which resonates with Irish history and Catholic suppression. The narrow steep stairs was difficult for one of our... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Is what it says. A unique museum. Well laid out interesting story. Good commentary which does no cost extra. Visit will take about one hour.

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