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Our Lord in the Attic

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, Amsterdam 1012 GE, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-6246604
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Ranked #9 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many... more » Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578. « less
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Annandale, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It looks like a typical canal house in the RedLight district, but as you work your way upstairs, you find a three storey chapel in the upper floors, carefully restored and quite lovely. Audioguides are free and quite detailed.

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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just round the corner from Oude Kerk, on the edge of the Red light district is this little gem of a museum that tells the history of this Catholic Chapel, built into the top 3 floors of an Amsterdam townhouse. Really good audio tour takes you round the different rooms and floors up to the covert chapel in the attic.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The musuem was nice, right near Oude Kerk, in the heart of the Red light District. The chapel was nice. It is worth a visit

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
40 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This was one of our favorite attractions in Amsterdam- truly unique. There's no reason to skip this one, especially if you have the Amsterdam Pass or something similar.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It took a bit to find it, but I'm glad we finally did. It's on the edge of the Red Light District on a canal. The renovations are almost complete, and they've done a good job. It's definitely worth a visit just to see the inside of a building of that age. The Chapel is beautiful and the audio guide... More

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Edmonton, AB Canada
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10 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Only downside is, it's located in the red light district. If you go in the daytime you're safe enough, just beware of pickpockets, or so we were told by locals.

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

On our last morning we had an hour to spare, and I am glad we found this little gem to visit we had a voucher left in our Amsterdam Pass. Luckily we had looked for it the night before and it took 3 walks up and down the Red LIght District, asking a policeman, a cycletaxi rider and a local... More

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manchester
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

well worth a visit now that the renovation is almost complete. The building itself is a marvel just to see how it was put together. Make sure that you follow the route signs and don't go back the way you came as you then miss some rooms out. There are steep stairs so be aware of this.

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Edmonton
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I had heard about this museum before my trip to Amsterdam but didn't really have plans to visit it. However, one day while wandering the streets, my mom and I came across this place. We had some time and decided to go in. It was well worth it!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I had found information on this sight on the net, just before our recent visit to Amsterdam. I most say that fullfilled all my expectations and more. It is a strange fealing to go arround in the small rooms in this house to end at to the Attic to find a church.

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