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New Church

Dam | Old Centre: New Side, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #134 of 305 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A rather unremarkable church in a city of beautiful churches, this one fails to stand out massively. Still a great visit, with a very decent audio tour if you're interested in the history. If I could give it three and a half stars, I would.

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Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very nice and big church in the middle of the Dam Square. Its has a lot of history. Highly recommended.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Like most of protestant temples this one also lacks decoration and glamour. Doesn't hold religious service, works as a cultural center. I visited during interesting exhibition of works done by art students. Good to see the tendencies, and where it's heading to. Go if you have a surplus of one hour and 8 euros.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The church has a lot of history and is very important place for the Dutch people! I thought the cost was high €8 per adult has a HUGH organ and one nice stain glass window. I wouldn't do it again but if you like churches then go.

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York, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This church wasn't actually in our trip plans, but as it was in the midst of Dam Square and next to the Royal Palace we decided to pay a visit. The receptionist on arrival was quite rude, but we didn't have to pay anything as we had an Iamsterdam card which entitles free entry to various museums & attractions plus... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although called ”The New Church” it has not been used for religious ceremonies for more than 30 years, it is now used as a cultural centre, hosting various exhibitions and concerts as well as an organ recital most lunchtimes(noon). It is also used for Royal Events, being adjacent to The Royal Palace and formerly being the Royal Church, such as... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Church is actually not a big one. Major attractions are the gilded screen and the large organ. Sorry to have missed the noontime organ concert (not well advertised in guide books).

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216 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They have special exhibits here, the one that was showing when I was there last was an Asian art exhibit. As for the church itself, it's very large and there is great stuff to see like old tombstones, organs, and other church-type stuff I don't know the names of. But very cool to look at. I enjoyed it here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A visit to the Nieuwe Kere won't take more than 15 minutes as there isn't much to see so the entrance fee of 8 euros seems quite exorbitant even accepting the need to pay for maintenance. The view of the great organ and gilded screen is impressive and the whitewashed, unadorned space is light and airy, but I didn't find... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just saw the exhibition on the use of the Nieuwe Kerk by the royals. Neat exhibition, but not as flashy as some of the past exhibitions (they even show a few in some of the videos and they looked way more elaborate). Interesting use of the space and some multimedia - videos combined with the audio guide creates some odd... More

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