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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a church that is significant and grand on its own. However, it has long been converted into an exhibit space that is included in the museumcard. The current exhibit was Royalty and History and...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This church in the Centre of Amsterdam is very beautiful to look at from the outside, as soon as you enter you find yourself having to pay €8 to enter.
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  • July 30, 2017
    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 »
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  • May 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    Great church with lots of history. We viewed the World Press Photo which was great!
  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    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!
  • December 20, 2016
    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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