Oude Kerk, the Old Church

The monumental Oude Kerk Church dominates Amsterdam's Red Light District. The church hosts church services and concerts of sacred music and jazz.

The Oude Kerk, the Old Church, is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located between a canal in the red light district not far from the Medieval Centre.

The beautiful and majestic Gothic-style building of the Old Church, consecrated in 1306, has beautiful stained glass windows inside and a huge organ from 1728.

The bell tower of the Oude Kerk, on which you can climb from April to September to enjoy an impressive view of Amsterdam’s city centre, was completed in 1566.

The Oude Kerk hosts church services and concerts of sacred music and jazz.

The Naves

The three naves, the wooden ceiling vaults, decorated with now-faded paintings from the 1400s, and the choir with its mercy stalls dating from 1480 give the Dutch Protestant church a feeling of space and solemnity. Along the floor are numerous tombstones including the burial place of Rembrandt’s wife.

Useful information

Address

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contacts

TEL: +31 20 625 8284

Timetables

  • Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 1:00  -  5:30 pm

Transports

Metro stops

  • Nieuwmarkt (291 mt)
  • Amsterdam Centraal (577 mt)

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