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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  • The visiting hours are very limited. The interior is average for the typical church in Europe, neither grand in size or décor. But it is significant because it is apparently the only Catholic church i...  more »
  • Very nice Church equal stands out if you're coming from central station (downtown side) into the city. He is authentic and has its own character. For any questions there is an info-desk, and there is also someone behind in the Church that you can tell if you want to know what (you have to or actively questions). At the info-desk is also to obtain various info-booklets as well as other gadgets. The Church is also still used for services.
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  • Amsterdam probably is not the best place to go to "churches". First because they are not very notable artistic and decorative, secondly because most are used for exhibitions and not allow a free access, and third because schedules often aren't the best. If we can emphasize this in particular, first by history and then because it may be the few who deserve to see her inner artistic level (as say maybe more, but it is not easy to enter). Comment that this church can be seen mainly in the morning, from the 11, and closed soon, I think later than 16:00 h.
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