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“Amazing history!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Our Lord in the Attic

Our Lord in the Attic
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-6246604
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Ranked #9 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578.
Islip, New York
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“Amazing history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you arrive, the museum gives you a booklet in your native language, with a scancode on it. At each of the "stations" in the museum, you scan the code, and a movie plays with a short history lesson in your native tongue-what a fascinating history this city has!

Visited August 2013
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip. Go early if you can to avoid the crowds and you will be rewarded with history, ambiance and memories to cherish of a very special building.

Visited August 2013
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“a very interesting visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The museum is small but very interesting. An audio guide is included so that you can learn about the history of the building and how and why it was used. There is a little bit of noisy building work going on at the moment (they are building a tunnel through to the next building where a larger visitors center will be opened) which meant that at points our audio tours were useless, but we enjoyed our visit regardless. The church itself is beautiful and they have gone to great lengths to capture the way it would have looked to worshipers in the 17th century. A different and highly atmospheric way to spend a few hours in Amsterdam.

Visited August 2013
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“Great for children (and adults)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Lots of things for a child to see here because it combines the house with the church. Makes history interesting too. Must go back when they have added the house over the canal as new entrance and display to make museum bigger.

Visited August 2013
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Small but great museum. We definitely felt like we learned something new during our visit. Such a unique location and such a fascinating story.

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