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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 6604
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In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Museum Our Lord in the Attic. Here visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a special way: a 17th-century house with a top floor converted into a Catholic church.
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 624 6604
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I read about this in Rick Steve's tour book and it was amazing. You see the church in the attic but also the house it was in. The audio tour explained various aspects of living in that time and I found it very interesting. Well...More

Thank colorado127
Reviewed 2 days ago

The house and the Church are worth visiting if you have time when visiting Amsterdam. I knew what to expect but I was still surprised by the size of the Church when I reached the attic.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved visiting this 16th century merchants house seeing the historically furnished series of rooms and then I was expecting the attic rooms to have an altar and a few religious touches but what a surprise Our Lord in the Attic is a Church. A...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

it's astonishing to see how this church was curated and maintained over the years. learning the history and going from room to room really helped to understand what life was like for Catholics at the time.

Thank xxkerr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing museum - a merchants house on the first few floors but get further up and the large hidden church ( our lord in the attic) appears - designed for when catholocism couldnt be openly followed. definitely recommended for a visit and there is a...More

Thank RichardYarm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not expecting very much abdcso was pleasantly surprised by this fascinating church hidden inside a house. The audio tour was very good abd we got in free with our Amsterdam card.

Thank Anton_Smith
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fascinating seeing how a church this large could be constructed within the houses. The details about the pulpit, priest's robes, organ, etc. were all well done.

Thank artie-abq
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many times in Amsterdam and thanks to a local friend discovered this little gem. A small and cozy museum where you can see the history of the religious history of Amsterdam from 17th century. Great experience and highly recommended.

Thank Noamjj
Reviewed 1 week ago

One more part of the story of religious oppression and how creative people dealt with it. Great opportunity to see the inside of very old homes...with hidden churches in the attic. Many steps to climb.

Thank joel r
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat. Having walked up a couple of flights of stairs and through some dull rooms, we were treated to a dark pink/light maroon 'church' with high ceilings (the room is constructed by removing one floor making the aspect of the room double height)....More

Thank Iainc65
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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Nancy T
November 19, 2016|
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Response from YvetteOB | Reviewed this property |
Yes 1 hour will do it. We bought Iamsterdam card so we had a lot of museums to visit. You could linger for longer if desired. Check out my 5 day itinerary for other places to visit. If travelling with kids the Science museum... More
June 4, 2016|
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Response from RiverbendTX | Reviewed this property |
Hello, No I do not believe there will be in July. We were there about 10 in the morning. No line whatsoever. Here's the phone # +31(0)20 6246 604. Only lines we have experienced regarding museums ( Anne Frank's Museum) we... More
January 24, 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the previous answers cover it - good recorded audio explanation in English. I needed some directions to locate the building - it's right down in the red-light end of the street. Have a great time!