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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. Plan to see St. Nicholas Basilica and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amsterdam trip generator.
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  • Location close to the Central station. A Latino father gives masses in Spanish on Fridays and Sundays. Beautiful and old facade.
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  • It is rare in the Netherlands in the Protestant countries Catholic churches. Amsterdam Central station in front of the Church with two towers. You can also see Grace Church on a canal cruise.
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  • We visited a this amazing place as I was feeling ill not everyone goes to Amsterdam for the smoking! This was lovely no smells of anything horrible and a massively welcoming church I sat outside for a...  more »