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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.
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Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 625 8284
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Incongruously located in the infamous Red Light District, the Oude Kerk is an attractive landmark worth at least a photo both daytime and night. We were not able to visit the interior.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Westerkerk, where Rembrandt is buried and Nieuwekerk, in Dam Square, you can really skip Oudekerk. It is on the old side or OZ Voorburgwal. None of the churches in Amsterdam are very fancy. Nothing like Italy. Here they are plain and drab....More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant old church that is well worth a visit and is full of history. Quite plain inside but there is some interesting art.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This church is large and reasonably plain inside. This church is the city's oldest building and has some amazingly old floor tomb stones dating to the early 16th century. It isn't much to see inside. I am not sure that it was worth the 10...More

Thank olie293
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The oldest building in Amsterdam (founded in 1213 and consecrated in 1306), de Oude Kerk is now positioned somewhat incongruously in the middle of Amsterdam's red light district, so before you enter the church you are likely to be propositioned by several young ladies touting...More

1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I travel extensively and have seen hundreds of churches and cathedrals. The church is located in the heart of the Red Light district and the day we were there, there were very few tourists. The staff is very helpful and informative. This...More

Thank sentellr
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a Beautifully church still I don't consider this as a must see place. To me new church of Delft is a far attractive church. This church has large Gothic windows and three ship models too are something that one would not miss. Further...More

Thank RanjanaPerera
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is the fishermans church in old Amsterdam right in the heart of the red light district. As with most places we went to in Amsterdam (rijksmuseum aside) the entry fee of 10 euros is on the steep side. we were told there was an...More

1  Thank elsarge
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It is one of the oldest architecture in the city. They said it has been a museum since 2016, and actively use for church service on Sundays. and also a place of pilgrimage for heritage enthusiasts as well as for lovers of contemporary art and...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This church would have been highly disappointing had it not been for the fact that we got in free with our Amsterdam Card. The main attraction was under restoration, so you couldn't even see it. The audio tour was slow as molasses. Only cool part,...More

Thank Sarah K
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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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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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