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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38 | Red Light District, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 6604
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest...

In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Museum Our Lord in the Attic. Here visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a special way: a 17th-century house with a top floor converted into a Catholic church.

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If you happen to be near the Dam / Nieuwmarkt area and have some spare time, this unique museum will be a great place to visit. You will get an insight of how people who were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you happen to be near the Dam / Nieuwmarkt area and have some spare time, this unique museum will be a great place to visit. You will get an insight of how people who were Catholic continued celebrating the Mass in the period when the city of Amsterdam banned all Catholic churches. Audio guide was very useful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you trip advisor for being here without the reviews on here we would not have found this absolute gem of a museum. Fabulous history with the audio tour and gave a real insight into the lives of people in Amsterdam in the 16th Century.Yes there is a church inside a house . We had lunch there too which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get to know a good Amsterdam story. Interesting place. There was a time when Amsterdam was not that tolerant, apparently. Roman Catholics got together for mass at this secret church in the attick of the mansion of a rich trader. Get a bit of historical perspective in this lovely intimate museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband told me about this tourist place in Amsterdam that was a secret church in an attic in the red-light district. From this I wasn't sure what to expect but in fact it's a whole, brand new gleaming tourist attraction and it's really, really, really good. I thought we would just see the church but in fact you wind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was just in Amsterdam for a quick trip. We were in two of the bigger museums and this museum was near our hotel. This museum was so special. Who know about this party of history? I have been to Amsterdam before and never heard of it. The museum is very well layer out and has a lot of background info... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this almost by accident .Its on the edge of the Red light district .It gives you a feel for the history of Amsterdam from the 17thC .It was really interesting to see how the church had been concealed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely my favourite museum/church in Amsterdam. Great audio tour, the place is well maintained and it is a place that actually teaches you something about he city you're at. Personally didn't find the museum workers very friendly but that thankfully didn't influence my visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of this church is something I was not aware of. We loved it. The display and the audio guide were very informative and to the point. It was really worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to the Amsterdam City museum and heard about the house churches. It was very interesting to see and learn more about how it worked and the history of the family that lived there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place with a hidden church in the attic of the building. Lots of historical information as you go round. Worth visiting

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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