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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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  • This famous Roman Catholic Church is perhaps the first thing that sees a man arrives at the central station of Amsterdam-it is just opposite it across the channel. Temple fairly young, its construction was completed in 1887. in mixed Baroque-Renaissance. In the niche of the façade of the bas-relief depicting St. Nicholas-the patron saint of all seafarers. Free entrance into the Church, regularly go service in English, Dutch and Spanish, schedule is located at the entrance. And of course very interesting to get to the organ concert, which alas is not daily.
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  • Go inside and sit and take in the magnificent dome and surroundings. Free entry, photos permissible (no flash) but phones off (no talking). 
  • We had the chance to stare at the Basilica out of our window from the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. The church is so beautiful and it dominates that part of town. Well worth stopping by even if only fo...  more »