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De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

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#14 of 36 in Historic Sites in Amsterdam
Religious Site Church
Originally built in 1408 to accommodate the town's growing number of church-goers, today De Nieuwe Kerk houses art exhibitions in its spacious interior. A fire destroyed most of the original structure, which was subsequently rebuilt in the Gothic style. In addition to its regular program of temporary art exhibits, events, and concerts, the church also hosts Dutch royal investiture ceremonies and royal weddings. During your visit, look for the beautiful stained-glass windows, intricate wooden carvings on the pulpit, and gilded choir gate. Visit the website for information on current exhibits. Put De Nieuwe Kerk into our Amsterdam itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Amsterdam.
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  • This is an ok stop if you have a museum card and you don't have to pay. It has a self guided tour that you can follow. Some interesting facts but better to spend your time in the Royal Palace if in th...  more »
  • The new Church is located on the square there right next to the Royal Palace. Beautifully presented. Inside was an exhibition World Press Photo (April/May 2017). Very atmospheric inside
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  • Surprising... Royal Church, (simple) graves, beautiful stained glass, wooden ceiling, magnificent organ (in summer every day at noon, organ concert). DIA show presenting the history of the current Royal family. More surprisingly, the Church is at the same time a small gallery of modern art. We like it or not... But it is surprising. Audio guides available to explain by retail moults architectural details. Note, for the pessimists, that this church is well noted in the famous Green guide... even if it isn't necessarily a reference in itself, it compensates for distilled criticism by some no...
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  • I'd rather enjoy the beauty of the church than a photo opportunity. The back of my ticket had a picture of a killer. I looked at this as I entered the CHURCH of all places. I think this is more about fund raising than anything. Maybe pictures of architecture, landscape, life. We can be reminded daily of how bad life is. Just turn on any news channel.
  • Great church with lots of history. We viewed the World Press Photo which was great!
  • quite a magnificent looking church, though didn't get to really enjoy the building for its historical and spiritual significance. was there for the world press photo 2016 exhibition. still, would like to spend more time admiring the architecture next time.
  • Stunning exterior was the main reason we ventured inside. The imposing stained glass windows are magnificent and preserved well. A stunning place of worship in Dam square which is well worth a visit!
  • Last Sunday I've visited the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) on Amsterdam's Dam Square. The church is both beautiful from the outside as from the inside. It's quite special to visit this unique building, because it's one of the oldest buildings of the city. I also went here to check out the Marylin Monroe exhibition which was okay, but not something that I'd personally recommend; the audio-tour was average and the content inside was also a bit average, imo. This is why I ranked it with 4 stars rather than 5.

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