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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A beautiful museum/house which tells many interesting stories. The audio guides are within the entrance price of 10 euros for adults, 5 for teenagers. The 'house' shows how life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 2, 2016
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Cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

A beautiful museum/house which tells many interesting stories. The audio guides are within the entrance price of 10 euros for adults, 5 for teenagers. The 'house' shows how life was like in earlier centuries and is well-described. The jewel in the crown is a church built within the upper floors of the house which was used as such for over... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Visited this museum as part of our iAmsterdam cards, went in with minimal expectations - I literally thought it'd be steps up to a little attic with a few information boards. Wow, how surprised we were - there is a wealth of information, history and culture. It's a great museum, and it's hard to get your head around how on... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

recently visited the museum our lord in the attic also known as the church in the attic. being raised catholic I found it very interesting to see what extent people would go to to keep their faith going it is a great museum to visit about an hour and a half or so with a self listening hand held device... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

We spent an hour trying to find this museum because our map had it positioned between two alleys in the red light district. It is, but it has a modern facade facing the canal. Still, got an education looking for it! The audio guide and wander through the building gives you a good idea of life in the 16th/17th century.... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Small but very interesting house which gives a feel of how living was 300-400 hundred years ago plus the surprise of just how impressive the hidden chapel is .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Beautiful museum. Free entry with the museumkaart and I'm glad I visited. Went at 10am when it opened and it wasn't busy. The audio guide is good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Using our Iamsterdam card this was included and oh my it was anazing, Havin used the audio tour for the first time in my life in any museum I was honestly blown away by the history of this wonderful gem, The staff were excellent too. Do not miss this place if your in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

It looks like just another house on the outside but inside is a two story church. It is amazing to see the lengths people had to go to practice their faith. It is in the red light district but you can get in before things get too seedy. This museum ended up being a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great tour giving the history of the chapels and why they were necessary. Able to go at your own pace, with narrative available in many different languages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a period house in a smartened up location in the Red Light District. The lower floors have been well restored and give a good idea of a house from that period. The most fascinating part of the building is the conversion of the top three floors to a Roman Catholic church, dating from the seventeenth century, when Catholics... More 

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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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