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Westerkerk, Amsterdam

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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Westerkerk was one of the first built for Protestants in the Netherlands and remains the largest originally Protestant church in the country. Many of the current Protestant churches were originally Roman Catholic, and then were later converted during the Reformation in 1578. West Church was built from 1620 to 1631. Admire the Dutch Renaissance style and the 85 m (279 ft) tower, Westertoren, which is the tallest in Amsterdam. This church is also the site of Rembrandt's burial. Although the exact location is unknown, his remains are assumed to be along the northern wall. Located near the Anne Frank House, the church and its chiming bells were often mentioned in her diary. Plan to see Westerkerk and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amsterdam tour planner.
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  • Westerkerk is the largest Protestant Church in the Netherlands. We learn of their history through the boat tour through the canals (during the ride you hear explanations about the attractions in Portuguese by the audio guide). Very pretty!
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  • Very beautiful church just near to Anne Frank House, Really amazing architecture too. This church looks more beautiful during sunset. 
  • Very nice church and place to visit quickly during the day or at night is nice too. Interesting architecture. Walk around the church. Close to Kaiser canal. 
  • Couldn't say anything about the church as I didn't visit it, however the bell tower visit is impressive. The receptionist/tour guide was very nice. She took an interest in all of the visitors and made it an interesting tour. The view from above was worth the steps to reach it! The way up does get quite narrow and if you're tall you have to be careful in places.
  • For just €7.50 you get a great 30-minute tour of Westerkerk bell tower. It was a little scary walking up and down the narrow staircases, but worth the 360 degree view from the top! Add it to your list when in Amaterdam, steps away from the Anne Frank House.
  • Tour of the bell tower was fun and interesting, we had a great guide and learned a lot of history on our way up to some great views.
  • This is a lovely church and for a very reasonable amount of money you can your the bell tower. I would highly recommend this as the view is magnificent
  • A nice church from the outside and always events going on around this well known monument. Handy place to meet as tram stops right outside.
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