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Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam

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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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  • Another excellent example of architecture of Amsterdam. This Protestant Church, strongly marked by its bell tower is an important landmark in the history of Impressionist painting by Rembrandt. It was also painted by Monet. Unfortunately due to the time I could not visit the inside.
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  • The Protestant South Church (Zjujderkerk) was built in the early 17th century. One of the most recognizable buildings contemporary Amsterdam. Unable to view only with water, unfortunately, was not hit. Beautiful building.
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  • Adorns the southern part of the city center, is another of the Protestant churches that exist here, the tower is very striking with a great architecture, although it can not enter because they are closed, I could only admire it from the outside. take the photo and to continue enjoying the city.
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  • 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
  • Is no longer used as a church more for events. Major task in the 2nd World War filled with taking care of injured people.
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  • A beautiful place to take pictures
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