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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
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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 December 31, 2013

Amstelkring is an oasis in this seedy city!! I don't think I can add much to the glowing reviews.

Well worth a visit. There is a fair amount of renovation going on at the moment but it didn't detract from the interest and peace of this unique museum.

Thank Janice H
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

This museum is based in the house of an Amsterdam family of merchants. As they were Catholics and the religion had been banned in the city they family created a chapel within their own house where they and their family and friends could worship. From the outside this museum appears to be just a house in a wealthy area of the city. However once inside there is a very interesting layout to the house which somehow manages to appear perfectly normal until you get to the top floors. I was expecting there just to be a small altar in an attic room but the chapel stretches over 3 floors and is very elaborate. Highly recommended.

Thank YorkshireLivvy
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Located in the middle of the Red Light District, this is a Catholic Church that was built in the attic of a home when Catholicism was banned in The Netherlands. It's a fascinating piece of history with a really well done audio tour.

Thank Faith B
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Not worth it unless you get free admission with museumkaart, which is a great deal. You can easily see everything is well under an hours

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I am not religious but I appreciate that others are, so... and the Catholics that were not allowed to publicly worship back in the 16th century certainly were ingenious in their persistence. I visited just for the novelty and ingenuity of their accomplishment. This tiny chapel is spread across the attics of three (I believe) canal houses - even knowing you are in the right place does not mean you will be able to discern it's presence even now in the 21st century!
The old tiles in the rooms below are also interesting - as are the maps of the old city.

Thank KLsWanderlust
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