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Oude Kerk

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8284
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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 opportunity for contemplation and wonder. The church shows art projects that fit the cultural and historical value of the Oude Kerk and which strengthen the current art supply. The old church works extensively with national and international partners.
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Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 625 8284
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The old church dates back to the 13th century. Yet it is slap bang in the red light district. Back in the day the sailors would arrive in Amsterdam after some time spent on the high seas. They would drink a lot, eat a lot...More

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, the first red flag was when I was told I can take a break in the attached coffee shop because of how cold the church is. It was lightly snowing outside and it was almost as cold inside. When I walked in there were...More

Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reputedly the oldest building still standing in Amsterdam having been built in 1200s. However it feels weird that prostitutes ply their trade just outside of this church.

Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oude Kerk ( Old Church ) is one of the most stunning looking buildings in Amsterdam and at over 800 years old certainly it's oldest. I think it was originally a Catholic church but then Calvinist church and after a massive reconstruction and repair program...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Time and again De Oude Kerk museum has very interesting top exhibition. When we visited it January 25 2018, French artist Christian Botanski showed his huge tombs, black coats all over, sometimes speaking e.g. "Did you pray today?", "Did you sh... yourself" (the one near...More

Thank n_wiedenhof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this old church, and expected so much more. It looked intriguing from the outside, and we had heard about its interesting history. Not sure what the entrance fee is, as we had iAmsterdam cards, so did not have to pay. Very cold inside -...More

Thank fiosol
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Oude Kerk is a lovely building inside and out. We paid a small entrance fee to enter. Definitely worth a quick stop!

Thank lewandsoph
Reviewed December 31, 2017

The church is 800 years old, but the art style is very different from the English churches of the period, with black humour in the stunning decorations. There was an art installation while we were there, which emphasised the creepy atmosphere of the church, enhanced...More

Thank Aston C
Reviewed December 26, 2017

I had high hopes on what the inside of this church would look like after visiting the Basilica of St. Nicholas and Our Lord in the Attic in Amsterdam. This was a major disappointment. There are so many beautiful churches in Amsterdam both inside and...More

Thank adv40624
Reviewed December 18, 2017

The Oude Kerk is in the heart of the Red Light District and is often and unfortunately eclipsed by many other touristy sorts in the RLD. In my view, the Oude Kerk should not be missed. It is the oldest church in Amsterdam and you...More

1  Thank VanVlerah
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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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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September 9, 2016|
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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