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. Zuiderkerk is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Amsterdam Edition.
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  • Spire-shaped, and is wearing a cross on beautiful round ones. The area has relatively few churches.
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  • The Zuiderkerk House stands in the southern part of the Centre of Amsterdam next to the famous Rembrandt square. From the nieuwmarkt square off, it is on foot in less than two minutes. The Church was built in 1611 in Dutch Renaissance style. After 1929 it served as a morgue, now a permanent exhibition about the Satdtentwicklung is housed here. At the time, the building is currently being restored and is cloudy in parts. Therefore at the moment not really worth a visit.
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  • A penalty. If outside or on the inside can be seen. The restoration work will prevent enter. If you can get it is recommended to climb the tower. They have one of the best views of Amsterdam, and I believe it is free
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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.
  • FYI. The spire is completely encased in scaffolding at the moment. Don't bother trying to photograph the exterior.
  • Nice when lit at night, in repair now.
  • A beautiful place to host an event, as long as you don't need people to park nearby.
  • nice spot

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