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New Church

Address: Dam | Old Centre: New Side, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
Phone Number: 020/638-6990
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Ranked #202 of 513 things to do in Amsterdam
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you are a tourist visiting Amsterdam, this is one you won't miss, it's there on Dam Square, right in the middle of the tourist area. Like most of the big buildings in old Amsterdam, it has that Dutch architectural beauty about it. I really love those buildings. Enjoy if you are visiting Amsterdam.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Perhaps the most important church in Amsterdam after Old Kerk it was built in the 14th Century as a Catholic church but converted to a Protestant church during the reformation. Stripped of many of its artifacts during the protestant revolution it has also had several fires. despite this it retains its grandeur and beauty. Used mainly as the church for... More 

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london
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Apparently, this church was actually taken from the Dutch Reformed Church in the mid 20th century when it ran out of money. if you're interested in churches, organs, or the history of the Netherlands: don't go. I paid €15 to get in. The place was filled with an African art exhibition which held no interest for me whatsoever. There are... More 

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San Clemente, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sadly this church has be reduced to a modern museum which focuses on anything but the history of this church. The exhibitions are both out of place and a mockery of the setting. Give it a miss...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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57 helpful votes 57 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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Sippersfeld, Germany
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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
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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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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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