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De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk

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Address: Singel 448, 1017 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 623 19 23
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Neo-gothic church from the 19th century, with a history that goes back to...

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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Beautiful church in the middle of the city center.

We got there by chance, and as we know most of the churches in Europe are beautiful we went around the canal and the extra walk over heavy tired feet was completely with it. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
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Rio das Ostras, RJ
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Rio das Ostras, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We got there by chance, and as we know most of the churches in Europe are beautiful we went around the canal and the extra walk over heavy tired feet was completely with it. The church is beautiful just like all the churches in Europe you have no idea of what you will find inside.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Our family were able to attend Easter Monday service, whilst it was in Dutch, it was truly an amazing experience to behold. After the service, taking in the history and the amazing detail throughout the church it was truly humbling. You won't be disappointed at the inside of the church - welcoming attendants as well.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

A beautiful red brick church with two slender bell towers,placed close to Flower market,on Singel's canal bank.One of the interesting landmarks in the area.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

For such a gothic looking church from the outside the interior is magnificent! Beautiful stained glass decorates the insides with bouncing sheets of colour. The paintings that are dotted about are breathtaking. It's well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity of Centrum

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

DE KRIJTBERG CHURCH s a superb church that you really should visit if you have a passing interest in the architecture of the city you are visiting. We were heading to Hoppa craft beer bar and you pass this church to the bar. The church dominates the area and is very eyecatching, a great gothic design with a wonderful interior,... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a church worth stepping in, the interiors are magnificent. the style is Gothic style, with beautiful stain glass windows and painted ceiling arches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Such an ugly dour exterior, but at least it still operates as a church, unlike many Amsterdam churches. So we went in, adjusted our eyes and went OMG! The stained glass, as mentioned by others, is vibrant, clear, but the simple painted decoration of the walls and ceiling contribute to a beautiful interior. An ornate high altar and side altars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were in Amsterdam to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and asked our daughter to find us a Catholic Church where we can hear Mass on the actual date of our Anniversary. De Krijtberg was the nearest one to our Hotel and the time of the service gave us enough time to catch our Anniversary dinner at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The windows are quite glorious and there's so much to look at in this beautiful Gothic church. Catholicism was banned in the Netherlands for a time, so the survival of this church is significant. A place to sit quietly and take it in, or quietly walk around and look more closely at the sculptures, windows etc. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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