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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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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 19 February 2017 via mobile

The church itself is quite beautiful, but what sold us was the ongoing art exhibit. It includes some installation pieces, the most interesting of which is a scissor lift that brought us up, one at a time, within a few meters of the high ceiling....More

Thank kyle j
Reviewed 17 February 2017

So you can only pay with card no cash is accepted. We were 100% going into the church until we found this out. The couple in front of us complained, but then paid on card. We did an about turn. I can accept the future...More

Thank Worlds_fastest_sheep
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This church is beautiful in its own right, but with the current modern art exhibition inside, it is utterly stunning. Right in the heart of the red light district and free with I Amsterdam card. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was...More

Thank Applefudge
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour or so in this beautiful old church. So much detail. Total bonus that we got to the place to ourselves to wander,take pictures & soak up the magnitude of the place.

Thank trendygirl25
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A contemporary art installation within the old Kerk environment. Reflect on the history of this community while you understand historic spaces and how they evolved. This centrally located Church must have witnessed so much human evolution as individuals and as community... walks the carved stones...More

Thank cc1Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Another GREAT exhibition by Jacqueline Grandjean. Marinus Boezem's installations were amazing in this church. The reenactment of his flying man was an unexpected surprise. And the ongoing Misericordia program takes 'art' to a higher level. Thank you Ms Grandjean for thoughtful uses of this beautiful...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited the church in January. It was freezing outside, but even more so inside so because of this I didn't stay very long. I gained free entry as I had the I Amsterdam card. I'm kind of relieved as I would have been very...More

Thank Travel_Girl0715
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a very nice and the oldest church in Amsterdam. The area is in the heart of the red light district. It is also an example of how cost cutting was achieved by using the church as a wall for the stores that are...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 6 January 2017

In the middle of a tour of the Red Light District our guide stopped in front of an old church, but not just any old church. He told us that this was Oude Kerk, a monument of the city's religious and civic history. It is...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Oude Kerk and was completely blown away by the history and art installation within the church. The church boasts amazing stain glass and floor tombs centuries old. Complete with a small scissor lift, a handsome lift operator offers an amazing bird eye view within...More

Thank Kylynn M
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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How often the chimes are?
30 May 2017|
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Response from craigluscar | Reviewed this property |
Every hour I am not sure if it rings the quarters
Would love to see this De Oude Kerk church during our visit. Is it really needed to purchase "advanced" tickets ??? OR would it be pretty easy not insane lines to get tickets there ?? I did see somebody mentioned they are restoring as april2017
6 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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What time is church service on Sunday?
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