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The Oude Church, Amsterdam

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Religious Site Church
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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  • The Church is quite worth seeing. The gravestones and the wooden ceiling and a carved in the stalls. However, the extremely high price of €10 is disproportionate. I recommend a visit.
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  • It is certainly a peculiar church everywhere, in the own red clay, World Center of prostitution, you have the most ancient religious temples of Amsterdam. Do not enter, but outside it is a spectacle, and in addition there are two curious things you have to look, one on the ground, and another right in front of the entrance. It will get you attention.
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  • It is the oldest building in Amsterdam, from the year 1300. Its architecture did not appear to me to be as attractive, inside caught my attention the wood ceilings.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Well worth a look inside... Unusual layout for a church... Some lovely Windows
  • 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!
  • 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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