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Nieuwe Kerk

Dam | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8168
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Dam | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nieuwe Church is situated on Dam Square, it's a lovely church with an interesting history. Hard to miss, and well worth seeing!

Thank lewandsoph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in a grand church (De Nieuwe Kerk), the former architecture is overshadowed by huge exhibits and banners that take a once glorious space and make it mundane. Even more perplexing is the exhibit "We have a Dream" that speaks about human rights while turning...More

Thank savedade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my visit to the Nieuwe Kerk there was an exhibition 'We have a dream' about Gandhi, King and Mandela, great to see.

Thank gerritb221
Reviewed November 21, 2017

De Nieuwe Kerk (The new Church) in Amsterdam is around 600 years old and a historic burying site for many well known Dutch historic figures such as Michiel de Ruyter. It misses the grandeur of some gothic churches we know from cities like Antwerp but...More

Thank Luecht
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Located right in Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. I would not go inside unless it was included on some card or tour, or unless you were going in to see an exhibition. They seem to cater to putting on exhibitions and new showings....More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

This church was on our list of places to see as it is next to the Royal Palace. We decided NOT to go in on reflection as it had a steep entrance fee and it was hard to see what there was to look at...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This is no longer a church and the interior is subdivided into some strange exhibitions. The building is however worth admiring.

1  Thank Phil P
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Located near the Dam Square, this church is easy to find. I learned that there is some exhibits going and entrance fee is 18'euros per person! I quickly took pictures of some areas of the church that I could see from the Reception Area. Did...More

1  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We wanted to see this (non-functioning) church, but were astounded at the 17 euro admission charge (there was a Nelson Mandela exhibition on) so we glimpsed what we could from the entrance and moved on to the much more impressive (functioning) Oude Kerk, where the...More

1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We got in this museum for free with the museumkaart. This is no longer a church. Pretty much everything has been taken out. There are no pews, no altars, etc. The outside looks like a church, but the inside has been subdivided into different areas...More

Thank RCS4316
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
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