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H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (Papegaai), Amsterdam
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Located in a pedestrianized shopping area, H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (Papegaai) remains a secret architectural gem of Amsterdam, frequently overlooked even by the most ardent building buffs. Dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and nicknamed "De Papegaai" (The Parrot) because a bird-trader's house once stood right in front of it, this is one of two parochial Catholic churches in the city. The 1848 building features a grand Neo-Gothic facade, with stone sculptures of Saint Joseph and a perched parrot flanking the main door. The church offers Dutch-language services during the week and Latin mass with Gregorian chants on Sunday. Using our world travel planner, Amsterdam attractions like H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (Papegaai) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Een makkelijk voorbij te lopen oase van rust, deze oude 'geheime' kerk middenin de (drukke!) winkelstraat. Lees je vooral ook even in in de geschiedenis van de kerk, dat maakt de ervaring des te speci... read more »An easy pass to run haven of peace, this old "secret" Church in the middle of the (busy!) shopping street. You read specially in the history of the Church, that makes the experience all the more special. And have attention to the many, beautiful woodwork in the Church and the many other details.show original
Linda igreja católica em área mais reservada e sossegada. Não está descrita no mapa e encontramos por acaso. Vale muito a pena visitá-la.Beautiful Catholic Church in the area more reserved and quiet. Is not described in the map and found by chance. Well worth a visit.show original
This is a former concealed Catholic church, stil in use for Holy Mass and confession. Yes, it is open to the public. Walk down Kalverstraat to find this church. Keep your eyes open, because it is easy... read more »
A formerly concealed church... Peace in the middle of a hectic Amsterdam This is a former concealed Catholic church, stil in use for Holy Mass and confession. Yes, it is open to the public. Walk down Kalverstraat to find this church. Keep your eyes open, because it is easy to walk by this location. You will immediately feel the peace and quite as you enter. Walk right in and have a look around. This is a house of worship, so please whisper so others can sit down and accept the invitation that is posted by the entrance of this church: "15 minutes for God". There is a host sitting in the back of the church, available to answer your questions, provide you with a candle, and even a rosary if you wish. As you sit here, you can only start to imagine how this church was built and used after the Catholic's were forced to leave the city. This church is proof that no matter how hard we try, you can never truly force a change of religious tradition on anybody. Beliefs will continue to live on, no matter how hard you try to influence it.
Highly recommended to visit when shopping. Escape from the crowded street and enjoy sudden quietness
This church is not on the map, but well worth a visit as it is a very nice surprise.
Paul KramerUnexpectedly beautiful from withinshow original
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