The Zuiderkerk was the first church built for Protestant services in Amsterdam. It was completed in 1614. On the way up the tower you get to see the mechanism for the carillion of bells, and the mechanism for a previous incarnation of the church clock. The big bell at the top is very impressive, but not as impressive as the views over Amsterdam - rows of canal houses, the green and lovely Groenburgwal, Central Station, NEMO, the Royal Palace... On a clear day you can see most of the key sights of the city.
The guide was helpful and informative and I felt that this was 7 euros well spent. The tour takes about 30 minutes and tours start every half hour. The stairs are steep and probably not suitable for children under 6 or the very elderly.
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