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Oude Kerk

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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...more
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Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8284
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Reviewed 2 days ago

14 euros to enter this shell of a church (although it is not now defined as a church but as a museum - but with no exhibits..!!) is exorbitant. To rub your nose in it they charge an extra 2 euros if you wish to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank old-ivy-house
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading some of the negative reviews here saddens me, because this is a truly lovely architectural experience. It's definitely not Disneyland, so don't expect a lot of bells and whistles. The entry fee is on par with all the other attractions in the city and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

This old church is one of Amsterdam's top 10 sights. I am not sure why. I only found 3 points for the audio guide. So no information about the place. Lovely big space and lovely stained glass windows. Could have provided better information

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elephantemg
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

€14 to enter this church was excessive. We took our photos and enjoyed a warming soup at the Old Church Cafe next door instead. Take your photos outside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank greg924
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

They charge 12 Euro pp entry fee, and there is a barrier to prevent you from looking inside. This church is stripped of everything, the side chapels all sealed off. This is a total bust. Yes the floor is interesting to see the grave sites...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This church is one of the oldest churches in Amsterdam. I can't say i was too impressed with it. The architecture is very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 7 January 2019

As all protestant churches, the interior of the Old Church is rather bare, which makes it easier to see some of the architectural features, especially the roof. The room where the commissioners met is well preserved. It is worth to walk around the outside of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Having never made it inside the Oude Kerk in several visits to Amsterdam, but being determined to do so one day, I am glad I had not read these recent reviews otherwise we would have skipped it. I am glad to say that the so-called...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Devon1964
Reviewed 16 December 2018

I very rarely leave a negative review of anywhere but in this case I think it's justified. We were hoping for an interesting visit to this old church but unfortunately we were very disappointed..No atmosphere and apart from a few chairs totally empty. Freezing cold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tupperofthetrack
Reviewed 11 November 2018

A must see while in Amsterdam. The old church is in the Red Light District of Amsterdam It is on the iAmsterdam card.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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30 May 2017|
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Response from craigluscar | Reviewed this property |
Every hour I am not sure if it rings the quarters
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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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