Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Amsterdam

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, a private canal house, used to be a secret meeting place for Roman Catholics who were unable to worship in public after 1578. Built during the 1660s, the three-story site in the red-light district is the second oldest museum in Amsterdam. It showcases traditional rooms, halls, and kitchens with heavy Dutch furniture, church artifacts, and art pieces. See the lavishly decorated main hall with an altar at its end, and tour the house, marked by four centuries of history. Use our Amsterdam trip planner to add Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
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  • The history of the Catholic Church is very special. Inside of a House, with the purpose of concealing, today is very special place to visit. I suggest a visit with an audio guide to enjoy the full descriptions of each room. Bring your camera, you will be amazed by colors.
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  • Really wanted to see this, but I expected some interesting stories and was disappointed. Ironically, probably due to the tolerance of things hidden and not harming anyone being left alone here! The bu...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. We have been to Amsterdam many times before and never been. Its randomly positioned in the 'red light district' but on the inside it's pretty much undisturbed from a...  more »
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  • Interesting place, the adio guides are included in the ticket price and were very well done and informative. There is a lot to see here - may be difficult if you struggle with stairs though as some quite steep. Some good views from the windows too.
  • An exceptional expression that is unique to Amsterdam due to its history. Amazing to see that a merchant that is otherwise occupied with material gain would open up his house and undertake very costly construction in order allow others to maintain a place of worship.
  • This place is amazing. Right in the heart of the Red Light District too! Don’t forget to listen to the audio guide. It’s essential in my opinion and very well done.
  • Although we went here on the spur of the moment since it was open late it ended up being the highlight of our day! Both an informative and visceral walk through what a house was like in the 17th century and a beautiful church. Beware narrow and winding routes, and the audio guides are a bit finicky, but an engaging look at a period of Catholic history you don't often hear about.
  • Fascinating museum. Worthwhile if you want to see inside a largely intact merchant's house. The hidden church is a huge bonus!

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