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The Oude Church

Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.5 / 36
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The Oude Church is the oldest building in Amsterdam, dating back to the 13th century. Originally a Catholic church, it later became Protestant in the 16th century. Inside, visitors can admire beautiful stained glass windows and a room with red glass. The church also houses important paintings by renowned Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Bartholomeus van der Helst. With approximately 16,000 people buried beneath its floors, each grave is marked with a dedicated number. Visitors can explore the church and learn about its history and highlights through the audio guide available in six languages. The entrance fee is reasonably priced at 13.5€. While the church may not have many rooms or galleries, it is definitely worth a visit. Visitors have praised the Oude Church as an unforgettable experience and have found the audio guide helpful in understanding the city's history. The church's staff members are knowledgeable and offer informative tours. The Oude Church is highly recommended for its historical significance and unique features, including its floor tiles. Visitors can also climb the tower for panoramic views of Amsterdam, gaining insight into the city's architectural landscape. While the Oude Church is currently undergoing renovations, it remains an important cultural and historical landmark in Amsterdam.
Address:Oudekerksplein 23, Amsterdam
Phone:+31 20 625 8284

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07.09.23
Maryam
The name of the museum doesn't fit this church in my opinion. It is the oldest building in Amsterdam, as it was built in the 13th century. It was originally a Catholic church but became a Protestant church in the 16th century. The church has bea.. Read more »
17.08.23
Shelby
Oude Kerk is the kind of place you'll never forget! Reasonable entry fees. Kinda hard to find the areas with the included audio guide but worth it to wander around. We went here and happened upon an art showing, we ended up staying for hours! Go.. Read more »
08.08.23
Kees
Beautiful old church i the middel of the red light district, the langestraat worden vaults in the Netherlands and lots of interesting details. A magnificent organ and old an beautiful paintings on the vaults.
20.07.23
Julia
I got the impression that the place is a bit underrated. I really enjoyed the visit. The audio guide was very helpful, giving an interesting perspective on city history. The building itself is amazing piece of history.
13.06.23
Irma
BEAUTIFUL church (and contemporary arts center!!). I got a mini-tour by one of the very informed staff members at the entrance desk - learned how the church was previously Catholic, then Protestant as a result of the Reformation. Rembrandt's fir.. Read more »
29.04.23
Joanne
An experience a little less common, I enjoyed my visit at the Oude Kerk immensely. It's obvious through the (free) audio guided tour that much effort has been put into documenting this important place in Amsterdam history & making this histo.. Read more »
15.04.23
Brandon
A must see in Amsterdam, the oldest building in the city. It has an excellent audio tour that explains the history of the church and the city of Amsterdam. The building and its history are amazing, this was one of my favorite things we did on our tri.. Read more »
13.04.23
Janna
This is a beautiful building. My sons (5 & 3) had a nice time with the challenging scavenger hunt. My 5 year old enjoyed the Garden of Scars video. I thought it might be a quick trip for kids so young but they explored and peered and made rubbing.. Read more »
06.02.23
Jeremy
This is a great choice for your Amsterdam City card list of attractions. The church has lots of history. What makes this experience unique are the floor tiles. Take the time to listen to the audio guide for the best experience.
24.08.22
Qihua
The Old Church is currently under renovation. I chose to climb the tower with a guide and some fellow tourists. It was quite informative to learn a bit history of the church and its bell tower, our guide Lukas was quite knowledgeable. You could have .. Read more »
14.08.22
Jacinta
Oldest building in Amsterdam checked off my list. Was amazing just walking on so much history. The bells is a special experience for sure. Beautiful
09.08.22
Michael
Beautiful old church, but I'm afraid there isn't a whole lot to see. Once you've stepped inside, you've seen pretty much everything there is to see. They had (a temporary) exhibit that was interesting, but also very limited. Not.. Read more »
21.07.22
Joel
Very interesting church interior and they occasionally have art installations within. I wish that I had realized the interior tour and tower tour are completely separate! If I did it all over again I might skip this part and just do the tower, althou.. Read more »
13.07.22
Sule
We were doubting wether to enter or not, but so pleased we did. It is a calming location, with free audio guide (tickets are 14euros..). There was a art expo which was mind intriguing. You should visit!
17.05.22
Daniela
Beautiful church with a vast historical background. The stained glass windows are beautiful! There isn’t too much to do inside, so I would suggest visiting when there is an exhibition going on, to have more to see.
14.04.22
Jason
This was great! A must see if you love history/art/architecture and are in Amsterdam. I also did the tower which was a great experience. The church itself has markings of family crests all over the floors and some curious artwork inside.
13.03.22
David
Very interesting and historical church. The accepellas singing really set the mood for a very somber and reflective time. Don't rush. Take time to sit, look around at the details of the architecture and listen.
11.03.22
Daniel
They play this wordless chant music through these strange modern glass lanterns hanging everywhere, which aesthetically do not fit at all, are so low you risk banging into them, and the music is incredibly annoying. Also the interior is very sparse a.. Read more »
08.03.22
Roland
Great. Always nice to visit this beautiful monument. It’s in a vibrant area of town, and shines in special light night and day — the Red Light District is just meters away, so for any tourists visiting beware of a lot of people of a young.. Read more »
16.01.22
Elena
Beautiful Gothic architecture of The Oude Church impresses. The ceiling of the Oude Kerk is the largest medieval wooden vault in Europe. More than 700 years of history, just imagine how much these walls have seen and heard! Rembrandt himself and his .. Read more »
30.10.21
Imad
When you look at this Beautiful Church you will imagine the atmosphere of it's architectural style and how they built it at that time. (10/10) it's a great place to visit!
21.10.21
Jana
It’s magnificent both from the outside and inside. You can see the original wooden ceilings inside the church but I wouldn’t pay the entrance fee again, I think it was not worth it. The church is rather empty.
20.09.21
alan
Magnificent Protestant church, located in the Red Light District. Admission is expensive (€ 15) but the architecture is beautiful. She is 700 years old!
31.07.21
Aakash
It's a nice church. Right in the centre of the historic old town. There is a ticket inside but its free with your museum card if yo have it.
28.07.21
Володимир
The best city i ever been... My dream is to live there with my girlfriend!
03.07.21
MV
Beautiful church, plus the audioguide is free! I was impressed by how big and high it was.
11.05.21
Srinjay
Historical church, a nice reminder of dutch golden age.
20.04.21
Florin
A good coffee. Perfect place for refreshing. A very clean toilet.
14.03.21
Lex
The "Old Church" is the oldest of the main churches in Amsterdam. It stands in De Wallen, right in the Amsterdam's Red Light District - how poetic, right? You may want to climb up the main tower to get some lovely view of the city. It .. Read more »
31.12.20
Sheng
Excellent place with contemporary art exhibitions
29.12.20
Gangalic
Pretty cool church, with some secret parts behind it
24.09.20
Gabriela
The best apple pie, we ever eat!
22.09.20
Thomas
Beautiful place with peaceful atmosphere.
08.09.20
Gigio
A pity no more dutch reformed services are in place. Hope for some day Reformed values will be the main values of amsterdam again.
28.08.20
Anthony
Beautiful church went in to light some candles and say a few prayers but didnt stay long as very niosey asian tourists with camcorders seemed to be taken over the church
23.08.20
Su
Very nice church and located in such a nice place
19.08.20
Petr
For the price there is absolutely nothing to see
27.07.20
Milán
It's a magnificent building located in the heart of Amsterdam. It's worth a visit to say the least. I highly recommend to anyone to visit this gorgeous church regarding the religious background of somebody
25.01.20
Tünde
We supposed to have free entrance with the Amsterdam City card but were charged extra €3pp because there was a "very expensive exhibition". The exhibition, which was some kinda darkness themed display with candles making only a dim lig.. Read more »
27.11.19
Eileen
Definitely worth a quick visit! All those picture-perfect pillars and funky different building styles, made over hundreds of years, are fun to look at. Plus walking on the floor, lumpy from all the decorated burial chambers, is an experience too. So .. Read more »

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