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Oude Kerk

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The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located in the famous historic centre of Amsterdam; the red light district. The Oude Kerk creates in its programs connections between heritage and art, past and present, and provides...more
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Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8284
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All reviews old church oldest building in amsterdam rembrandt's wife the red light district beautiful church buried here stained glass windows modern art exhibition amsterdam card worth a visit interesting history dam square organ grave tower misericords pillars
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely do the tower tour, great perspective of the city from the top. We went early in the morning when they first opened and were the second group to go up. The space is very cramped and I believe they only take 4-5 people up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robbiefitz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit on a trip to Amsterdam if you can pull yourself out of the bars Amsterdam’s oldest Parish Church which is located within the Red Light District but don’t let that put you off. The inside of this church is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank harryd63
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely little church with no restrictions on time to browse. Just staring at the ornate leaded windows was awesome. The hanging boats and twisted staircases are awesome. The original Church toilets are still there, so make sure you use them! They're weird! Awesome...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sasha138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite expensive to get in but we had the Amsterdam Card and this gave us free entry. A very impressive church, good architecture and windows. You also get to play with the mellotron, a unique organ.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pete_laws231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We headed towards this church from the hotel & got there after it first opened. We basically had the church to ourselves! The oldest church in Amsterdam with amazing ceilings. Contains side rooms - one with Rembrandt’s signature on display from his wedding banns. Currently...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank matteywhisky
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

If you are interested in old European architecture this is a good place to spend some time. The entrance fee includes use of a prerecorded, self guided audio-tour which is very well produced and interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank kimberlydQ7709TX
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

A mildly impressive building, but very little to see inside and at €14 a person exorbitantly expensive. Really not worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank Maritchi
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Oude Kerk is quite an old church! It is so old its beginnings go as far back as the 12th or early 13th century. It changed identities over time but it has survived a very long and turbulent history. Amazingly it is not a sight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The church windows had been covered in red plastic making it difficult to see and impossible to view the great art and architecture in the building

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank s0undman
Reviewed March 2, 2019

There are better places to visit and to spend your money on in Amsterdam than the Oude Kerk. The area is fun, and it is beautiful, and being there for the noon music is fabulous, but npot worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BDavis1236
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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May 30, 2017|
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Response from craigluscar | Reviewed this property |
Every hour I am not sure if it rings the quarters
May 6, 2017|
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Response from oudekerkamsterdam | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, The Oude Kerk has two types of tickets: 1 during exhibition periods (10,- full price) and one during the install/de-install of the exhibition (7,5 full price). There's the possibility to buy tickets online, but... More
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
on the Dutch version of their website it says 11.00-12.15 kerkdienst (church service) on Sundays