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West Church (Westerkerk)

Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 7766
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Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 624 7766
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked a tower tour. Groups of six with a very good guide with excellent English. Lovely views from the balcony and an insight into the bell ringers' job. We also enjoyed the carillon which plays every Tuesday lunchtime

Thank NorthIsRobyn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having just popped in here to dodge the rain whilst waiting for our time slot for anne Frank haus we were pleasantly surprised. Although we never got to climb the tower we still managed to have a good look around the downstairs absorbing all the...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The church interior is spare, like many others in Amsterdam. The tower climb, though, is what makes this an excellent destination in my book. In comparison to the tower climb at the Oude Kerk, if you had to do only one - do this one....More

Thank vichy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church in Central Amsterdam just around the corner from the Anne Frank House. Church opens at 11am but tours to the top of belfry open at 10. Tours are for a max of 6 people and they run every half hour for 8 eu....More

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the churches in Amsterdam are not that impressive, but this one sure is. Right near the Ann Frank House, it is a landmark that can be seen from several canals away. Take a few minutes to stop and look inside.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has a great location, by the canal and is the most important Protestant church in the city. Also, has got a bell tower, that is, the Westerkerk Tower, which is the real pride of Amsterdam, a symbol of the city. We climbed the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from being a beautifully designed church, there is a great view from the top of the tower (you do need to pay though) and it is very close to the Anne Frank Museum.

1  Thank MaiB1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

€8 to have a guided tour up the bell tour. Tours for 6 people take place every half hour and last approx 30mins. The tickets are bought at the church on the day, so visit earlier to book a tour for later on the same...More

1  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Protestant mass every saturday and sunday, open during the day until 5PM. Awesome building, great photo opportunity, slightly marred by the busy tourist boat port and long, long queues for the Anne Frank house. Great stop!

1  Thank rutgerek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can climb to the top of the church where is magnificent view. It is only available for small tour (5 or 6 people) so I recommend to book early. There is new tour every 30 minutes. When you are on the roof, you know...More

1  Thank Niveska_90
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How long should I allow to best experience this church?
April 1, 2017|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I have no idea. The church is large, historic with many layers of subject matter. How long you spend depends on your interests. Most folks spend less than one hour, but if you are keen to understand the meaning of... More
Will the tower be open on Tuesday 31st March?
March 28, 2015|
Response from CheckGO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just see this message today. I hope you enjoy your walk up the tower.
Bonjour, où faut-il s'adresser pour réserver ? Merci d'avance
January 17, 2016|
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