De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk

De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk

De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk
4.5
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Neo-gothic church from the 19th century, with a history that goes back to the 17thcentury era when the catholic was underground in the Netherlands.
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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.
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  • jktrock
    Baumholder, Germany1,181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    We stayed for part of the Sunday mass. If you are a Catholic, I highly recommend you visit a Catholic Church and stayfor a mass in Europe. Experience is nothing like back in the US. The church is located in De Straatjes area of Amsterdam, where the famous Dutch houses line up the canals.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • ahimsa2u
    Saint Louis, Missouri148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous church, friendly staff
    What a gorgeous church! I was wandering around on my own one night and came across the Jesuit residence. I was taking a picture for my uncle and a dear friend, both of whom are Jesuits. And then I saw the church was open. So I went in to pray for a while. They were closing up, but let me stay as long as they could, and I was so grateful. The church was there right when I needed it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Bertie1224
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful interior
    There is an architectural quality to the outside of the building but inside it is quite splendid. Huge vaulted ceiling. Ornate stained glass windows. Richly decorated spaces. Certainly worth a visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 3, 2024
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Michael M
Rome, Italy12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Amazing example of neo-gothic architecture. Beautiful church with a very welcoming staff. They give amazing tours FOR FREE. No matter your reason or relationship with God or churches, you will feel welcomed. This is indeed a special place worth a visit.
Written July 22, 2022
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
There is an architectural quality to the outside of the building but inside it is quite splendid. Huge vaulted ceiling. Ornate stained glass windows. Richly decorated spaces. Certainly worth a visit.
Written April 3, 2024
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ahimsa2u
Saint Louis, MO148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What a gorgeous church! I was wandering around on my own one night and came across the Jesuit residence. I was taking a picture for my uncle and a dear friend, both of whom are Jesuits. And then I saw the church was open. So I went in to pray for a while. They were closing up, but let me stay as long as they could, and I was so grateful. The church was there right when I needed it.
Written July 24, 2023
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Nicky D
Edinburgh, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This is a lovely church run by Jesuit Priests and the Sunday evening 17:15 mass (in Dutch) is lovely and you have a lot of classical music it is almost like a free concert. There is an English Mass on Saturday evening at 17:15 if you prefer
Written January 9, 2017
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Patriarcas
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Whether you are Catholic or not, the cantor is fantastic. His compelling voice and impressive cello playing are transcendental. The sermons in English cover trending topics. Come for the mass in english, enjoy a classical concert during the mass, leave uplifted. My husband and I actually look forward to Mass every week. The visual display of the inside of the church is a feast for the eyes.
Written October 30, 2016
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Yes, that is what you gonna say when are in this church, sooooo colourfull. Two, three times a week I always see this church from the tram for years and I never think to take a look inside. Until I walked nearby and finally I decided to go inside. It is open for public. I won't say anything else. Just take a look my pictures and judge yourselves.
Written August 1, 2014
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
The church is situated at the Singel and is dedicated to St Francis Xavier. The church is easily recognised by its two pointed towers.
The inside of the church is remarkable with beautiful gold, red and green colors.
Free entrance.
Visit Duration: 30 minutes.
Written January 1, 2019
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Cec5ilia
Fond du Lac, WI44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We attended the 5:15pm Mass on Saturday for Palm Sunday. What a beautiful experience! The palms they handed out were very different than the palms we typically receive in the United States. They also did a procession that we participated in, which is also different that our experiences in the United States.

The church itself is very beautiful and worth a stop just look inside. There is a beautiful statue of Mary receiving the dead body of Christ in one of the back corners. The expressions of pain and grief on the faces are truly amazing.

If you speak English and want to go to Sunday mass, I recommend this service. It was at a good time on Saturday, whereas we noticed that Sunday mass times would have made it harder for us to do all we wanted (we hit Museumplein all day Sunday).
Written March 31, 2015
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FayeInAmsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Just in luck. The church is open. Some churches don’t have real candles anymore but I’m in luck, here are candles which I can light. The rays of sunlight hit the stained glass. It all looked amazing. Very beautiful.
Written March 4, 2020
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105countries
Chicago, IL75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We attended the Latin Mass with Gregorian chants on Christmas Eve. Walked over from the Marriott hotel and found a seat in the crowded Church just in time for the Christmas Carols. One of the most beautiful Mass experiences of my life. Was able to light candles for family members. too.
Written December 29, 2019
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