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. Plan to visit Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder during your Amsterdam vacation using our convenient Amsterdam itinerary planner.
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  • Fascinating visit to see this hidden Catholic church in the attic. The free audio guide describes each room and the process that went into building this church. When you actually get up there, it's am...  more »
  • I visited this beautiful Museum Friday 28 July. It's an immersion in centuries past, by visiting various domestic environments from 1600 to 1800, with free audio guide. And then the wonder of "clandestine" Church in the attic ... ... It is an amazing building! I didn't know from 1560 to approximately 1850 in Holland was forbidden to publicly manifest one's religion, it wasn't the Protestant officer. Why know that in Amsterdam were born in those centuries the "hidden churches" was a novelty. The structure looks huge when you think that you will find on the upper floors of a building, and had to find discount of accorgimnti technicians to maintain the two side balconies. Don't miss the video (monitor to the left of the altar, looking at it from the front, in the side benches) explaining how you open the pulpit that, for reasons of space, is tucked to one side of the altar.
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  • A visit to the Church in the attic in Amsterdam was as a small present. We had read it and thought let's see. Really very special, fine with the audio throughout the House geloods. Nice, informative, highly recommended. A complete church without you from the outside. The living areas still largely furnished. Beautiful
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  • A great place to go if you want to see history of when the Catholic wasn't accepted openly by the people of Amsterdam. A truly wonderful hidden Jewel of the city. Word of advice though, do not visit if you do not handle stairs well.
  • This place is really interesting and to think that this church has survived so long. Most of it seems to be original and the restoration work has been is true to the period the church was in use.
  • There's more to this than a church in the loft. This is an interesting snapshot of a time in the history of Amsterdam when not everything was as it seems. There's a good 'free' audio guide that takes you through the history of the church and the merchant that built it, along with the house that hid the church from the outside. There are lots of steps and some of them are steep, but having the audio history at each level in the house gives you a break.
  • An amazing church hidden in the attic. Visitors must wear over shoes? Lots of steps.
  • A typical house church, dating back to the 17th century. but this house church was / is in the attic. you have to be mobile, there's no elevator and its a lot of stairs. But if you get there is 100% worth it. and after your done have a coffee in the cafetaria, and realize that you just passed underneath the street outside and you're now in a completely separate building

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