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Address: Singel 448, 1017 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 623 19 23
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Neo-gothic church from the 19th century, with a history that goes back to...

Neo-gothic church from the 19th century, with a history that goes back to the 17thcentury era when the catholic was underground in the Netherlands.

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For such a gothic looking church from the outside the interior is magnificent! Beautiful stained glass decorates the insides with bouncing sheets of colour. The paintings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For such a gothic looking church from the outside the interior is magnificent! Beautiful stained glass decorates the insides with bouncing sheets of colour. The paintings that are dotted about are breathtaking. It's well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity of Centrum

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DE KRIJTBERG CHURCH s a superb church that you really should visit if you have a passing interest in the architecture of the city you are visiting. We were heading to Hoppa craft beer bar and you pass this church to the bar. The church dominates the area and is very eyecatching, a great gothic design with a wonderful interior,... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a church worth stepping in, the interiors are magnificent. the style is Gothic style, with beautiful stain glass windows and painted ceiling arches.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Such an ugly dour exterior, but at least it still operates as a church, unlike many Amsterdam churches. So we went in, adjusted our eyes and went OMG! The stained glass, as mentioned by others, is vibrant, clear, but the simple painted decoration of the walls and ceiling contribute to a beautiful interior. An ornate high altar and side altars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were in Amsterdam to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and asked our daughter to find us a Catholic Church where we can hear Mass on the actual date of our Anniversary. De Krijtberg was the nearest one to our Hotel and the time of the service gave us enough time to catch our Anniversary dinner at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The windows are quite glorious and there's so much to look at in this beautiful Gothic church. Catholicism was banned in the Netherlands for a time, so the survival of this church is significant. A place to sit quietly and take it in, or quietly walk around and look more closely at the sculptures, windows etc. Worth a visit.

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Fremont, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We attended the 5:15pm Mass on Saturday for Palm Sunday. What a beautiful experience! The palms they handed out were very different than the palms we typically receive in the United States. They also did a procession that we participated in, which is also different that our experiences in the United States. The church itself is very beautiful and worth... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A really colorful church! I was amazed with it! Really worth a visit, for me. A Catholic Church, from the XIX century, in Neogotic style, dedicated to S. Francisco de Xavier. Before, it was a hidden church, until the freedom of religion for Catholics was introduced again. It was amplified and now it's a magnificent church!

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful Catholic church in a strongly Protestant country. Not "worth a trip," but if you are in the Koningsplein/Bloemenmarkt area, it is worth a detour.

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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Yes, that is what you gonna say when are in this church, sooooo colourfull. Two, three times a week I always see this church from the tram for years and I never think to take a look inside. Until I walked nearby and finally I decided to go inside. It is open for public. I won't say anything else. Just... More 

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