Westerkerk, Amsterdam

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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. Put Westerkerk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam trip builder site .
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  • August 8, 2017
    The setting of this location gave additional sparkle to a global event. Certainly different. Excellent location for a glamorous event although the food service was very slow due to limited facilities ...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    The Church in question is a typical Dutch style, somewhat Gothic church built around 1600, recommended to pass while having a walk.
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  • July 29, 2017
    The climb up the Tower of the Westerkerk is limited to 6 people per tour. The tours start every half an hour and costs € 8. Tickets can be purchased only on the same day. During the ascent one explains the history of the tower. From the top you have a great view of the city.
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  • April 5, 2017
    I climbed up the tower it was a lot of fun for €8! We went up in groups of 6 and we stopped at each floor to learn some history of the tower and Amsterdam👍🏻 Had a really friendly tour guide, highly recommend ✨ There was also AMAZING Views at the top and got some great photos ❤
  • March 6, 2017
    Nice architecture and organs at the rear of the church. Rembrandt is reportedly buried here but no one knows the actual location. However, his son can be found under stone 143, in the centre of the church. Entrance is free and a small fee is taken from visitors wanting to climb the tower.
  • April 23, 2017
    The tower is awesome, nice architecture. The entry fee is 8€ may be but it's worth it. Climbing up and enjoying the view from up brings it all back. But the queue was long and it took about an hour for our group. Tram stops just infront of it and there are Asian restaurants right infront of the building. Totally enjoyed it.
  • February 7, 2017
    Beautiful! I visited because of Anne Frank, but the building itself is beautiful. It's located very close to her house and her statue is also right outside. Definitely visit!
  • April 4, 2017
    Beautiful church, take the time to climb the tower when you visit.

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