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St. Nicholas Basilica

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 206248749
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Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beautiful looking church.

As you walk out of Centraal Train Station this beautiful church is one of the first major sute's you see. The church dominate's the area,the church look's ancient and is unusual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you walk out of Centraal Train Station this beautiful church is one of the first major sute's you see. The church dominate's the area,the church look's ancient and is unusual in that it is a carholic church in a predominantly protestant city. The stained glass window ,archway's, massive tower's can be spotted through out the city. Very easy to... More 

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Thank Neil K
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone I know loves the waterpaintings of Mount Fiji. It is absolutely possible to take a 1000 different pictures of this strange and enchanting Basilica. Come rain, come shine,fog, snow, it is always worth a picture. Give it a try!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Make this part of your trip. Beautiful church and the architecture is very different from anything you would see in die oudekerk or nuwekerk. Try and attend a mass while you are there.

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Thank Kristy1511
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

After visiting so many Dutch Protestant churches the elaborate decorations of the Catholics were impressive. Tip: No photos allowed inside as it is a working church.

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Thank Kieren M
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This Basilica is really nice even the style is a bit dark. I guess that's because of the believing. Anyway I don't believe in God & can only say if it's nice or not.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Visitor friendly, be sure and look for visitor times, they have English masses, beautiful crèches, stained glass windows. Close to Central station

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful inside and out, St. Nicholas is the patron saint of the Netherlands, of prostitutes, sailors and of course, children. I was there for Christmas Day mass and even though it was in Dutch and Latin, it was lovely.

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Thank StevenLaVigne
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Saint Nicolas is the patron saint of the city and sailors. Appropriate for Amsterdam. The most beautiful view of the church is from Nemo.

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Thank Mick B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you are in Amsterdam, don't forget to visit this lovely Basilica. This not too much adorned like others, neither to huge but in Netherlands main landmarks. And you'd like its simplicity and bold architechture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice, but very dark interior. A more unique style as far a basilica's go. But hard to see the details due to the limited lighting. However the basilica has a lovely Nave.

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