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“Fairly interesting and well preserved site if you're in the area”

Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
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Museum Ons' Liever Heer op Solder: Our Lord in the Attic Museum Entrance Ticket...
Ranked #8 of 501 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Fairly interesting and well preserved site if you're in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is quite near the top of town and creeps up on you after you've gone past a few smoking cafes and the like. The building is very interesting and well preserved and the tour is conducted in a choice of languages via a handset which you hold to your ear like a mobile phone after touching points in various rooms. Worth a look although I probably wouldn't go again.

Visited November 2012
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

What a wonderful museum in the very center of the city. This catholic church, housed circumspectly in response to the reformation in the 1600s, is lovely. The information provided in the self-guided tour is very good. I challenge any visitors to find a way to get there without passing through the red light district - not possible but as always gives for a few chuckle-moments.

Visited November 2012
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Dublin
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

One of the great things about Amsterdam is the way completely different experiences sit check by jowl. And this is a superb example of that with this amazing little church hidden on the top floors of a building in what is not the red light district.

It's an easy one to miss, but well worth the trip

Visited April 2012
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Three Rivers, California
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“The BEST Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Truly one of my most favorite places in Amsterdam. I read the reviews and decided to look for this church, which was a fun adventure. It is difficult to describe the beauty and the amazing history of the little church, you really must experience it.
I expected a small church in an attic and was surprised by the size and the details of the church. It was constructed as a hidden Catholic Church where many worshiped during a time when being a Protestant was politically correct. It gives you some insight and a feel of Amsterdam at that time in history. You can also tour the rest of the building, it is undergoing some restoration but don't let that stop you, it is amazing, you must see it for yourself. They have good audio guides that explain the history of the church and you can go through the building at your own pace. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2012
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“Good place for a quick visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had limited time on our last morning in Amsterdam and needed to see something close to our hotel so came upon this little "Our Lord in the Attic" museum. This is a canal side house which belonged to a Catholic merchant at a time when Catholicism was outlawed. What he did was to convert the top part of his house into a church for worship. You might assume you'd be in a smallish space but, in fact, he made quite a large space by opening up several rooms. It's an interesting place to visit, being renovated but with quite a lot in place to look at, but I must admit my overriding question to myself was how he managed to "smuggle" what must have been a large number of people into and out of his house each week(?) without getting caught! I can only assume the locals turned a blind eye!
Hint - you need the audio tour!

Visited October 2012
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