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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  • This is really one of the attractions to be found in Amsterdam. From the outside you see there is not much of but it is worth it.
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  • This was a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. There were three things I loved about it. First, you get introduced to an easily-missed historical episode that gives one a much better insight into the ...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem. Has an excellent audio guide and gives a brilliant insight into the history of the Christian faith in Amsterdam. Well worth a visit  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.
  • Cannot recommend highly enough. Go here, take your time. Be prepared for stairs, though. Spectacular site and story!
  • Amazing church. I've never seen anything like this. It's small but nonetheless impressive.
  • You don't need to be religiously inclined to appreciate the innovation of a church in the attic. It is actually deceptively large when you get to the 2nd floor (I believe), but don't ignore the basement and the living area below the church as it offers you a snapshot in time of how people lived in those tall homes next to the canals. Take a moment to view the video of how the (dais or pedestal) is incorporated into the altar, I was surprised of how the whole thing unfolded. You also get to see how the pulley system worked for lifting good to the upper floors.

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