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North Church (Noorderkerk)

Noordermarkt 44-48, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020/626-6436
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Ranked #111 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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296 reviews 296 reviews
121 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Noorderkerk (North Church) is a wonderful example of the Dutch architecture of churches from the seventeen century. It was built in 1623 by the architect Hendrick Keyser, to be a Protestant church. AS such, it has for instance clean walls, since Protestant churches don't have images as the Roman Catholic churches have. The building has as its centre a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great building but one only sees if from outside. The last of Keyser's buildings it is in stark contrast to the westerkerk down the canal. Saturday and monday mornings are bustling with market. Go then and enjoy the exterior of the church.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The square in front of the Noorderkerk is transformed into a bustling farmer's market on Saturday. Many of the stands sell organic produce. Of special note are the breads and cheeses. Also, look for the stand that sells only mushrooms. It has a great selection of some very exotic mushrooms and they sell a mixture that works great in salads... More

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Netherlands
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you have seen the Anne Frank huis, continue on the Prinsengracht to the heart of the Jordaan. Around the church is a market on Saturday with biological food and "antiques". The Church itself dates back to 1621 and is a fine example of "Protestantism in stone": simple but magnificent.

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

In the Jordaan, the originally 17th century labourers district, but fvery trendy now. On the noordermarkt with the weekly farmers market and Lapjesmarkt. In the middle between the Westerstraat and the Lindengracht. Together about 50 restaurants within less than 10 mins walking distance. The curch is abeautifull example of Dutch Protestant Churches from the 17th century, and actually the first... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

This was the most amazing organic market I have ever visited! The choice of different breads, cheeses, mushrooms (!) and all sorts of vegetarian goodies was amazing! I wish I could transport this market to Antwerp once every so often ;-)

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