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“Beautiful house and surprising church in the attic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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 483 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.
London
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“Beautiful house and surprising church in the attic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I first went here in the 80's and I always the recall the house with its beautiful decor. Its recently been restored and is even more magical. The chapel in the attic is stunning too. Our only disappointment was that there was a display of student textile work (which was fine) but it was draped over and obscured the historic exhibits and the rooms . Given that the most people will only visit once in a lifetime we thought this was intrusive and unacceptable. We work in the arts so understand the idea of showing contemporary work in historic settings but it was imposed on a historic building rather than adding a new interpretation and lessened our enjoyment considerably.

Visited July 2013
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North Salt Lake, Utah
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“Unique Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

I first saw the museum on the Rick Steves episode on Amsterdam. It was tricky to find as it is located on the start of the Red Light District. This was part of our "I am Amsterdam" card so we got in for free and they provided a thorough audio tour. I thought it was fascinating to see an entire chapel built in these small, canal houses.

Visited June 2013
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Seeing this Church and hearing how and why it was built most interesting. Good self guiding audio tour device allowed looking at the speed you wanted to go.
Building is being restored and Museum enlarged but that is not a problem. Most major work is done now.
Would have liked to hear the organ or be able to buy a CD of it playing.

Visited July 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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“Worth a look!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Amstelkring museum to check out the hidden church and the period rooms within the canal house. We weren't disappointed! As Catholics, we found the history behind the hidden church very fascinating. The sanctuary is absolutely beautiful. The tour was educational and provided a glimpse of 17th century living. I loved the pocket beds! We visited about an hour before closing and practically had the place to ourselves and enjoyed a quiet moment to pray and reflect before the altar. I recommend a visit, especially for Catholics or those interested in religious history.

Visited July 2013
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Watford
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“We were amazed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

It took us a while to find it but it was worth it. The house part was quite dull but the church in the attic was amazing. We were expecting a tiny chapel but it is quite a big "church". It was much bigger than we expected and with an organ, confession box, a side chapel and the place where the priest gets ready (can't remember what that is called). It was hard to believe it all fitted up there! They have done a beautiful job restoring it to it's orginal glory. So glad we persevered to find it.

Visited June 2013
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