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De Oude Kerk

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8284
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The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located in the famous historic centre of Amsterdam; the red light district. The Oude Kerk creates in its programs connections between heritage and art, past and present, and provides opportunity for contemplation and wonder. The church shows art projects that fit the cultural and historical value of the Oude Kerk and which strengthen the current art supply. The old church works extensively with national and international partners.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:30
Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 625 8284
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is really fascinating and simply stunning. It is located in the heart of Amsterdam red light district and comes free with I Amsterdam card.

Thank Mohamed G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$10 is a little high but we enjoyed it. Good gifts! Very interesting story and ceiling. In the heart of the red light district so be aware but it feels safe and friendly. Just a very crowded part of town.

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old church. We had fun finding the misericords at the old church. Peace and serenity in the heart of Red Light District.

Thank BobbyGentry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Amsterdam, not so De Oude Kerk. The entire insides have been removed, the fabulous organ pipes are out for repair, won,t return for over a year. Under the guise of an art installation, gold leaf rectangles covering most of the floor, you are charged...More

Thank MartinD34283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was built in the 1300's. It needs a foundation to restore and promote the church. There is currently an "art exhibit" that is space blanjets covering the floor fo the building - what a joke. The building is in disrepair - so sad. Your...More

Thank KB9MNN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In an area of fhe city where the devil lives, you can see one of the most beautiful spots in Amsterdam. This church is breath taking.

1  Thank Davydaniels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest building in Amsterdam that is still in use. We didn't feel the need to go inside but it's very pretty on the outside; it is, however, just a church in the end. If you do any sort of Red Light District...More

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Itis a beautiful church but it was under construction when I visited. The wooden roof was like a huge upside down ship. It is very simple but magnificent church.

1  Thank Yankı B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We initially went here wanting to go up the tower, but we didn't know they were separate entrances, so we paid the 10 euro price to enter, which I thought was a little steep. I thought that, as churches go, this one is pretty plain...More

2  Thank IngC
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The definite highlight of this attraction is the tower tour. The young guys guiding the tour are very enthusiastic and doing a great job. Good views from the top too. You need to go there early though to reserve your spot since they only take...More

Thank TPAT75
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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31 May 2017|
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Response from craigluscar | Reviewed this property |
Every hour I am not sure if it rings the quarters
7 May 2017|
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Response from oudekerkamsterdam | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, The Oude Kerk has two types of tickets: 1 during exhibition periods (10,- full price) and one during the install/de-install of the exhibition (7,5 full price). There's the possibility to buy tickets online, but... More
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10 September 2016|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
on the Dutch version of their website it says 11.00-12.15 kerkdienst (church service) on Sundays