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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  • Beautiful Basilica in neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance. It is located opposite the Central station of Amsterdam.
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  • St Nicholas Basilica is the first major landmark you will see from arriving into Centraal Train Station in Amsterdam and is a stunning looking church that looks superb when viewed across the canals. A...  more »

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