St. Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam

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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. See St. Nicholas Basilica and all Amsterdam has to offer by arranging your trip with our Amsterdam online vacation planner .
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  • Very beautiful church, one of the oldest in the city, near the train station. Exceptional architecture. Free entry, but attention to schedules.
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  • The St. Nicholas Cathedral, on the left side of the central Station, is a beautiful church with a combination of art and baroque, two towers on the front, a large rose window in the middle, became the most awake destination in front of the central train station, and was able to see the cathedral from the water on the river cruise.
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  • Nice church, easy to find when you leave Centraal Station. It has a nice architecture. It is however dark and polluted. Its value has to do with the fact that it was built at a site where clandestine ...  more »

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