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“My favourite museum in Amsterdam”

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 539 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

I often take visitors to Amsterdam here. This hidden catholic church is a gem. You'll not find anything like it elsewhere. The main room on the first floor is so typically Dutch. You find yourself in a Vermeer painting. The pastor's bedroom is so quaint. The church on the top three floors is surprisingly spacious and as lopsided as most Amsterdam houses. Downstairs is the old kitchen and even an indoor loo. The clever way the windows as ground level let light even into the basement is an education in itself. The museum has been undergoing renovations for some time. Not sure when it will be finished. If you want to understand something more of the Dutch culture of tolerance, this museum provides a suprising insight into just one aspect. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

A must go to for Amsterdam. House under renovation, but attic church is beautifully restored. Worth the time.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

I recommend checking out this museum/church, very interesting history. Located in the Red Light District, Catholics in Amsterdam during the 17th century were forced to worship here in secret after religious practice was outlawed. Admission was free with 'IAmAmsterdam' card, and it was a well worth hour long visit.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

After four days in Amsterdam we had already ticked-off all of our "must-dos" and found ourselves looking at what else we could visit for free with the "I Amsterdam" card.

We found ourselves in the red-light district entering an old canal house which looked broadly similar to the neighbouring buildings.

We were given a free Audio Guide and a free locker for our bags.

After climbing some very steep stairs we found this unique place which was created so that Catholic people could continue to worship in secret when it was forbidden by the state.

We are not very religious and have no affinity to Catholicism but you have to admire the ingenuity and determination which went into creating this church. Not only have they knocked three attics together, but they have also removed floors on two levels to create a secret church.

We came to this place with little or no expectations and left in awe.

Well worth a visit but unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues owing to the nature of the building

Thank Pitacus
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We didn't expect much from this museum, but we were very impressed and surprised with what we found. This is well worth visiting.

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