Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 4 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 5 min walk
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Andrew R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands110 contributions
Dec 2021
A wonderful trip into the past awaits. Behind the newly refurbished and smart modern entrance lies a 17th century house and hidden church that's all been kept in remakable condiiton. Excellent audio tour in English and a real treat for history buffs
Written December 12, 2021
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packyderm
Cambridgeshire, UK543 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was a fascinating visit. I have been to Amsterdam several times but my first time here. The whole tour is well paced. It starts with a short film explaining the history and you are given an audio tour to take around with you. This explains each room in a concise fashion with the option of extra information as wanted.

Essentially the tour combines two things. It gives you an idea of how people lived and traded in the family rooms and also of the lengths to which catholics had to go to worship. There was an unobtrusive dress exhibition throughout when we visited too. I was interested in how small and dark the family rooms actually were as I did not appreciate this from the outside. This , therefore, did not prepare me for the contrast and size of the church in the roof itself which is a testament to man’s determination to worship as he chooses. The capacity is surprising with plenty of light and height.

Photos without flash permitted. Entry is included on the very good value museum cards which is well worth price if visiting lots of museums.

There are lots of steep narrow stairs so people with some physical disabilities cannot visit rooms in person but a system has been set up whereby a companion walks round the house and people with a disability can see using VR goggles ( I think that is how it works and an excellent idea).
Written October 26, 2021
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TravelBoomerang
Kendall, FL1,674 contributions
Mar 2020
Located in unassuming canal houses, Our Lord in the Attic is a house museum cum Catholic Church located in the heart of the Red Light District. From a time when Catholicism was "outlawed", dedicated believers built makeshift churches in their homes. This is a rare, remaining example. Be prepared for stairs, tight spaces and to be awed by the ingenuity. Not to be missed!
Written January 10, 2021
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Kees V
Baar, Switzerland3 contributions
Jun 2020
A fantastic boutique museum, showing the openmindedness of Amsterdam and its culture throughout the ages. Unfortunately, threatened to be closed due to the current narrow-mindedness and political correctness of local politicians.
Written September 14, 2020
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Emerald1SteelCity
Southport, UK35 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
With the pound so weak against the Euro this is quite poor value for money for us Brits. 31 euros for a family of 3 I doubt that I would pay anywhere near this much at home. A very small museum. But very well done. Very clean. A fascinating trip around a Dutch merchants home. The church in the attic is lovely and well kept. Very clean. Social distancing maintained. An excellent audio tour is part of the entrance fee. You would be hard pressed to spend an hour here even if you lingered. I think we spent just under an hour here and we like visiting historical monuments and churches. I would not visit here with young children. Lots of steep narrow steps, only visit if your mobility is good.
Written August 5, 2020
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,398 contributions
Jul 2020
What a nice and fascinating this visit was to the hidden church and not too expensive.
Very near the old church in the city centre.
There are some very steep steps to go up, though.
Written July 26, 2020
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BigTool
Chicago vicinity449 contributions
Jul 2019
Very interesting history behind the reason for a place of worship in someone's attic. And the structural accommodations to have that large of a church up there is fascinating.
Written June 22, 2020
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YasinDenmamode
Mauritius107 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
The entrance is modern and almost cold
But don't be fooled by this. This clandestine church is housed in the attic of a house. To reach there, you go through the three storeys of the ancient home and can have a glimpse of how life was: kitchen, rooms, stores...

The church is at the top. Baroque and small, it still holds the atmosphere of the solemn clasdestine faith. The paintings and organ are amazing.

Going down, you have to go through the priest's home and can have an idea of how he lived, which gives more in depth insight of how life was in that house.
Written March 9, 2020
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S N
Leominster, MA121 contributions
Feb 2020
I took approximately a million pictures in this place, which is an elaborate baroque church set into 3 floors of a residential town house. The visit is very well done, and I found it fascinating. Very small, which was charming when we visited out of season. Probably worthwhile to get there immediately when it opens, in order not to have a crowded or claustrophobic visit. (or go out of season.)
Written March 1, 2020
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belle1112
Amsterdam127 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Hidden gem! Don’t be fooled by the decor at the entrance. You will be transported in (spiritual) time. Beautiful. Rich in history and architecture.
Written February 23, 2020
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