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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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank VanVlerah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was attracted to get in due it is claimed “the oldest church” in town. I was of high expectation, which turned into huge disappointment with its messy and non-sense morden art inside. There were a lot of coats put on floor, on chairs and...More

Thank Trista C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in here for around 15 minutes - as that is all it really took to look at its bare interior. When I went there was a modern art exhibition which was supposed show tombs but, to be honest, as the "tombs" were covered in...More

Thank david n
Reviewed December 8, 2017

This is a really old church (the inside of the roof is amazing) but when we went it had a long term art exhibit which ruined the impact of the church interior completely. It wasn't cheap to go in either.

Thank AstroKeith
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Oude Kerk means Old Church in Dutch. Absolutely stunning inside Worth taking a look if this is up your alley

Thank demolitionrob
Reviewed December 2, 2017

A visit to the Oude Kerk was free with my I Amsterdam card (usual admission price is €10.00). This is Amsterdam’s oldest building, dating from 1306. It was originally a Catholic Church, but became a Protestant Church in 1578. In 1955 it became a secular...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to enjoy being on the set of so many wonderful paintings of church interiors only to find that the church was hosting an “exhibition” of scaffold towers covered in black plastic which occupy most of the volume of the church left within...More

Thank Adolphe S
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