Located in a pedestrianized shopping area, 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. For PAPEGAAI and beyond, use our Amsterdam visit planning tool to get the most from your Amsterdam vacation.
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  • We stumbled on this church as we were walking from Dam Square, it is in the middle of a shopping strip. The inside is quite amazing and has some fantastic paintings. You only need about 30 minutes, so...  more »
  • Church on the central shopping street of the city. Curious entrance with the Parrot instead of the statue of the Saint. From the outside it doesn't look like a chiesa.....ma a simple entry door. ... Board of revenue, is bigger than you expect.
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  • The Church along a busy commercial Street in the very small and a bit hidden. There are also aspects of quiet. Compared to nearby buildings not taller.
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