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Address: Dam | Old Centre: New Side, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020/638-6990
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I went while Bill Viola's art exhibit was playing, which was very moving and interesting. I liked that very much. I also had a good time just poking around the church to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here mainly to get out of the rain. It was €8 to get in which in truth I wish I hadn't really bothered. The building itself is quite impressive but there wasn't much in the way of telling of the history of this place. As previous posts have stated, it's no longer a church but just used for exhibitions... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went while Bill Viola's art exhibit was playing, which was very moving and interesting. I liked that very much. I also had a good time just poking around the church to see what else there was; there are some plaques upstairs that you can read (above the gift shop) to clue you in to more history. The architecture, above... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I not like churches so much and I don't know what to do here but that's a personal thing, the building it self is a beautiful thing and I think the place will be great for tourists.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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110 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is an attractive building inside and out but is now used mostly for exhibits and if not a functioning church. There is an elaborate memorial to Admiral Michiel De Ruyter as was as his coffin with an interesting history. It is on Dam square next to the Royal Palace and easy to find. It is not a must see... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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68 helpful votes 68 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
7 attraction reviews
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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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