The Oude Church, Amsterdam

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Complete with a wooden roof and a floor made up of gravestones, The Oude Church stands as the oldest building in Amsterdam, aged over 800 years. Originally constructed in 1214, the church underwent several modifications in the following 400 years, eventually converting from a Catholic venue to Protestant one. Visit the building and explore its vaulted interior. Today the interior looks plain due to destruction during the Reformation; however, it still features several intricate stained glass windows and centuries-old organs. As you wander, examine the graves beneath your feet and you'll see the names of many prominent Amsterdam residents and statesmen, as well as the wife of the famed Dutch painter Rembrandt. Be sure to take a peek into the rooms surrounding the central hall, where you'll find displays of paintings and artifacts from the church. Before you head to Amsterdam, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Amsterdam tour planner, to make sure you see all that Amsterdam has to offer, including The Oude Church.
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  • August 17, 2017
    always worth a visit, to see something new each time, changing exhibitions, surprises which is already quite long to behold. space ...!
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  • August 13, 2017
    A beautiful church, where you really feel the history. It has many beautiful elaborate details and there are many people buried, there are even those in the Church have a private kapelleltje. There are also beautiful stained glass Windows. The organ is quite impressive. There are also regular temporary exhibitions. When I was there, there were all lapping gold-coloured foil on the ground on the tombstones. Upon arrival I was told, that you was supposed to walk around/between requested by walking, because this was a work of art. However, you get to hear what a work of art it is, and there is also no information about available........... Later I heard a Amsterdammer, that every piece of film for a refugee on the world that his place had to search.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A church in full red light district is a particular view, but otherwise offers little to the visitor, as almost all the Dutch churches.
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  • July 6, 2017
    The oldest building of Amsterdam. Take your time with this one. To take in the atmosphere: the history of Amsterdam. Read the information you get or take the audio tour. It's a gem that's not really well known yet by the big crowds.
  • June 13, 2017
    An enormous old church, very interesting interior, burial tomb of Rembrandt's first wife. Very interesting miseri chords. Views from rear window into red light area.
  • June 15, 2017
    Well worth a look inside... Unusual layout for a church... Some lovely Windows
  • May 3, 2017
    It is one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam. It is an splendid church wuth wooden roof that hosts many exibitions. It is a must!
  • June 14, 2017
    Odd place for a church, although it makes confessing to one's sins much easier. Jokes aside, the architecture of this place is to admire.

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