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St. Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam

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Religious Site Historic Site
Daily mass in English and regular music performances draw many visitors to St. Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam's main Catholic church. Combining elements of both Baroque and Renaissance building styles, the church sits in the heart of the city and features two imposing towers and a domed cupola. In the 19th century the church served mostly seafarers, who considered St. Nicholas their patron saint. Today, the building represents one of the city's most recognizable symbols and is known for its concert series. Step inside to see the crown of Emperor Maximilian I and religious images painted by artist Jan Dunselman. Plan to see St. Nicholas Basilica and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amsterdam trip generator.
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  • Attended Sunday Mass which was said in Dutch. People very friendly and the Priest welcomed all visitors. A nice way to start the week.  more »
  • Good architecture, nice place to take photos. Nothing different comparing to other churches in Europe.  more »
  • I've been to Amsterdam a few times now and I've walked past this Basilica on every occasion without giving it much thought. Today I decided to pop in for a look and I'm glad I did. Really nice archite...  more »

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