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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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  • During our visit to this beautiful church at the Dam located here also turned out to be another exhibition was about Marilyn Monroe. Very nice to visit with many facts and further friendly with many things from her movies. was well worth the visit despite the somewhat spicy entrance fee.
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  • I came to the New Church to explore the exhibit 90 years of Marilyn Monroe. I very much enjoyed the exhibit, it was beautiful! The film they show in the Cinema is super informative, I love learning ab...  more »
  • The new Church in itself is worth a visit: the tomb of Michiel de Ruyter, the memory of the images of the wedding of WA and Maxima ... so on an oasis of calm in the middle of the chaos of the city. The new church at every exhibition offers a family workshop, suitable for parents and children va approx. 6 years. The family workshop always begins with a tour of the exhibition, after which young and old a creative activity, all this under the guidance of Laurence. Laurence always does this with a lot of enthusiasm and gives an unexpected and creative approach to the workshops. Also the workshop at Marilyn Monroe was great fun: design dress for Marilyn, with various fabrics and unexpected materials Marilyn (and Joe Dimaggio) dolls dressed up. The exhibition itself was disappointing: very limited collection, barely accompanying film footage and little original clothes. However, it was her childhood and development to movie star well explained. There is so much information available about Marilyn Monroe both in (film) image, that the exhibition could have been far more extensive and more complete. The museum shop that normally is very well equipped with related books and trinkets to the exhibition, had a very limited range. There was also no link to or discount given on the MM film screenings in EYE. In short: a 10 for Laurence a 7 for this exhibition.
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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.