De Krijtberg Church, Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg Kerk is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, located at the Singel. The church was designed by Alfred Tepe and was opened in 1883.HistoryThe church is dedicated to St Francis Xavier and is one of the rectorates within the Roman Catholic parish of St Nicholas, and is recognised by its two pointed towers. Since 1654 there has been a Jesuit church at this location. The original clandestine church was replaced by another one in 1677. The current Neo-Gothic church was built on the same space in 1881. Space limitations urged architect Alfred Tepe to design an unusually tall church with a monumental front. The interior was provided by members of the Guild of St. Bernulphus, most notable the Mengelberg firm. Most of interior has survived. Services there are in a variety of styles.Ignatius HouseNext to the church is Ignatius House . It is a spirituality and cultural centre also of the Society of Jesus. It was founded in 1985 as a non-residential spirituality centre and to its present location in 2000. It is dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Jesuits. It primarily runs courses and retreats on Ignatian spirituality for Dutch speakers. Although, it has Jesuits on the staff, it is run by a team of lay people, members of other Catholic religious orders and other Christian denominations. The building consists of three large rooms, the Great Hall that can fit 50 people in theatre-style seating, an upper room for meetings, lectures, courses and workshops and a meditation room for reflective activities.
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  • Easy-to-find the big long-shaped Windows and Brown a formal Bill, a busy market near the Church. Especially from the Spire will care.
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  • Beautiful church and beautiful mass which we could hear the Sunday morning. Very cozy. It is worth going to see her and, incidentally, pray a little bit
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  • The Roman Catholic Church, which stands on the Singel Canal. Passing by with eyes caught my combination six-point stars (stars of David) and crosses. Be sure to visit inside next time.
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  • Roman Catholic English high mass on Saturday’s. Beautiful interior and well attended.
  • Another fine piece of historical architectual church.
  • I wandered in here about six years ago quite by accident. As a person who spends a lot of time in churches, I was immediately struck by the vibrance of the polychrome decorative elements - it's a fantastic enhancement to the sculptural element. And there's an incredible interplay between light and shadow throughout the interior - a real atmospheric crafting. I can't speak for the quality of the services performed, but anyone who has a thing for ecclesiastical architecture should definitely check it out.
  • Very beautiful church
  • Beautiful celebration of the Eucharist

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