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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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Small but interesting

Having seen lots of amazing baroque churches all over Europe, this was still worth seeing. The church just needed to be not obvious that its a church from the outside to get past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having seen lots of amazing baroque churches all over Europe, this was still worth seeing. The church just needed to be not obvious that its a church from the outside to get past the puritan laws. It didn't need to be truly hidden. They are building a bigger visitors center next door, so it should be easier to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very interesting to see. The different levels of the house had been preserved and you work your way up to the church in the attic, which is a sight to see! The audio tour is very informative and I recommend to take an hour to do it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you're in Amsterdam longer than the average tourist (or if you're a local), this is worth visiting. The history of this building (that looks like a typical canal house from the outside) is incredibly interesting. They are currently undergoing a few renovations and it smells a little funny, but I still wouldn't miss it. P.S. If you're visiting with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been in this place for the first time in 2007 before the remodelation was finished and had the opportunity to get back later on a few times. This is a must see no matter what religion you are into. Not only has a great historical value but it is a beautiful hidden surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This is such an interesting chapel. Not your typical church. The audio guide was excellent. One of my favourite attractions in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not to be overlooked while in Amsterdam. It is interesting to see what can be done on the inside of a plain exterior. I visited over 15 years ago and was happy to see the improvements, including audio tour and more rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very interesting building in the heart of the Red Light district. Audio guide explained the history of each room. The chapel was an amazing sight on the top floor of this house overlooking the canal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I read about this in Rick Steves' guide and am very glad we sought it out. Amazing to find a church hidden in the Red Light District...it is still being restored but much has been done and the audioguide is quite informative. Absolutely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very interesting to hear the history! The area, the red district, makes it eve mire surprising! It is nice to see such a small church, after seeing all the (beautiful) big churches in Amsterdam of which there are plenty!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This 3-story Catholic Church from the 1600's was purpose-built by a rich merchant within the attics of 3 adjoining canal houses in the heart of the Red Light District, while he and his family lived on the floors underneath.. It remains much as it was then, including the purple paint-job. It is still used occasionally for services and is in... More 

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