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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38 | Red Light District, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 6604
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest...

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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The experience of the people in Amsterdam with regards to the Catholic and later Protestant Church has such a significant impact on who the Dutch are it was great to learn more... read more

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience of the people in Amsterdam with regards to the Catholic and later Protestant Church has such a significant impact on who the Dutch are it was great to learn more and see this real life example of "hidden yet known" - tolerance and acceptance. And, on top of that it is a beautiful little church and the audio... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended this museum by our tour guide - as other reviewers have said, something of a hidden gem in that if no-one had mentioned it I certainly wouldn't have known it was there. The house-church itself was well worth seeing - absolutely stunning, and incredible that it exists in these town houses. The audio commentary was quite interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You'd walk past it! The facade of the museum tells you nothing! However, go in! Buy a museum pass (if you're into art/museums it really can save you a lot of euros!) and then enter... At first you're in the modern section of the museum. There's a audio-visual presentation. Then put on the blue overshoes to explore the place. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended to visit this church before our visit to Amsterdam – usually referred to as The Church in the Attic. It was well worth the visit. It is well organised with free audio guide and over shoes to protect some of the old floors. It is interesting to see how “normal “life carried on in the lower floors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great overview of the religious history of Amsterdam. The Catholics we suppressed during the early years. So they created little churches in their homes. Great museum. Be prepared to climb stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a Catholic (very lapsed) I appreciate the insight into our history. Definitely recommend (although the location is a bit iffy...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had read about the hidden churches in Amsterdam and we were interested in visiting the Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder (Church in the attic). I have to stay that this place is absolutely stunning. You are given at no extra charge an audio guide. Also, be aware that there a lot of stairs to climb since it is after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We followed Rick Steves' suggestion to visit this. The museum is so well designed with audio guides for the entire visit. There are a lot of small staircases to climb but the Catholic church hidden inside the canal houses is amazing to see.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was absolutely fascinating. You are taken through the 17th century rooms to a church in the attics of 3 houses. We are not talking just a room with an altar, we are talking a fully functioning quite large Catholic Church complete with Organ, Sacristy and Confessional. I throughly recommend a visit, although the tea in the cafe is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden treasure! A 16th century house with a church in the attic! Love that you keep finding more rooms, nothing hidden, great recreations. and great free personal audioguide so you can do the visit at your own pace.

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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