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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  • Very educational, if you listen to the entire audio guide. Gives you an idea of the free spirit of Amsterdam where allowed to hold worship services to adherents of any religion. Important: this must be done discreetly, not in sight. Apparently, this has long been true for the whole of Amsterdam, not only religion.
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  • Popped into this very interesting slice of history late one afternoon during my stay in Amsterdam. The centrepiece of this old Amsterdam house is the hidden church from a time when religious discrimin...  more »
  • Really interesting to catch this bit of history in the conflict between protestant and catholic faiths. The old house contained a faithfully restored chapel. Cafe and loos excellent.  more »
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  • Hidden treasure in Amsterdam right by the Red Light District. My wife and I have been to Amsterdam several times and never found this gem until now. Please take this tour. It is a voice guided tour in multiple languages, and offers amazing little-known facts about 1600's Amsterdam churches. Very clean, staff is very professional and kind. They still hold Catholic Mass here the 1st Sunday of every month! Don't miss it!
  • Super interesting, well-kept museum. I'm so happy I stopped here during my short trip to Amsterdam. The audio tour was thorough, interesting, and very easy to follow. I definitely recommend.
  • A hidden gem in the centre of Amsterdam. A truly beautiful church in an attic of a house. Well worth the admission fee.
  • Cannot recommend highly enough. Go here, take your time. Be prepared for stairs, though. Spectacular site and story!
  • Great visit. Lots to see. Go at your own pace and not too busy.
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