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Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam

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Religious Site Historic Site
The first Protestant church built in Amsterdam, Zuiderkerk played an important role in the life of Rembrandt, who lived and worked very near this location. Designed by Dutch Renaissance architect Hendrick de Keyser in 1611, the distinctive church features an eye-catching tower and lead-covered spire. Claude Monet painted the building during one of his visits to Amsterdam, focusing his composition on the soaring spire. The church held its final service in 1929, and housed the city morgue during the infamous "Hunger Winter" of 1944. Today the building remains open for private events and offers guided tours to the top of the tower. Make Zuiderkerk part of your personalized Amsterdam itinerary using our Amsterdam family vacation planner.
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  • This place Under Restoration at the moment. Can't go inside as its close temporary. Hope for the next visit.  more »
  • I found this church by chance when I was walking to visit Rembrandt's house.Nice architecture but I haven't the chance to visit it as long as it was closed to visitors  more »
  • The Zuiderkerk ("southern church") is an early 17th-century Protestant church in the Nieuwmarkt area, the city's first church built specifically for Protestant services. It is one of my favourite area...  more »
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  • Usually lit up at night making for a beautiful picture. Under repair right now (early 2017) so not much to see at the moment.
  • Nice when lit at night, in repair now.
  • FYI. The spire is completely encased in scaffolding at the moment. Don't bother trying to photograph the exterior.
  • A beautiful place to host an event, as long as you don't need people to park nearby.
  • nice spot