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De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

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Religious Site Historic Site
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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  • The church is no longer used for services but only as an exhibition and is used by local for organ recitals. There is a cafe next to the church that also has an entrance that goes into the church. The...  more »
  • This is a very big, plain church which houses exhibitions. When we went there were some striking newspaper pictures which had won awards. You have to pay a supplement to enter if you have the Amsterda...  more »
  • I'm not a massive fan of this church, the exterior is quite ugly and looks to be a mish-mash of different architectural styles. Inside there was an exhibit on so we were unable to walk around most of ...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Wasn't as thrilled with this place as others. However it is the Dutch royal church, and interesting to visit, but didn't think as much of it as some of the other churches I visited.