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De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

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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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  • We were fascinated by the soaring interior and were fortunate to get to see the El Greco Pentecost which was very well displayed. The film of his life was also interesting. Glad we came.  more »
  • We visited on april 1, the Nieuwe Kerk on Dam square. What a great space and quiet in the heart of our capital city. We have everything at our convenience. The El Greco exhibition was quite limited, but we got there. The one, who came especially for can be disappointed. You must not only one painting exhibition. But we were in the building as God's House interested.
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  • Two weeks ago I had my first encounter with El Greco in New York "with". I knew the painter not, but its colorful vegerige work put out sharp against that of his contemporaries and grabbed my attention. I was pleasantly surprised with the El Greco exhibition in the new Church, with its "Pentecost" painting. Annual pass is free with museum admission, otherwise garden area with tables. That is a bit on the high side if you only for the exhibition. There is a short history about life of the Greek Domenikos Theotokopoulos and his master work. In addition, a short documentary film in a small room. At the shown painting explanation that it is one of seven works from an altar in Toledo. The painting itself is very beautiful. Unfortunately in a glass case, in which the reflection distracts. The exhibition gives you a short good introduction to the world of this particularly 16th century painter. In addition, the new church with beautiful stained glass Windows also a very beautiful church to visit. All in all an hour well entertained.
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  • Went to Marilyn Monroe exhibition. Wonderful setting in this beautiful historical church. Love!
  • Really cool! I didn't get to see anything particularly memorable, but I hear there's been crownings so maybe you'll be luckier than I was.
  • Beautiful church. Pay attention to the floor tiles. They're grave stones.
  • Nice church hosting the world press photo exibit. Awesome if you can catch both!
  • Always many events in here and of course the royal crownings, for example our King Willem Alexander Oranje-Nassau was crowned in here in April 2013.