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This magnificent Renaissance church (circa 1620) is identified by its high tower (more than 245 feet high,) and is the site of Rembrandt's grave who was buried here in 1669.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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All reviews bell tower tower tour anne frank house buried here worth the climb burial place impressive organ pipe organ small fee guided tour great view of the city stained glass steep stairs worth the effort central amsterdam time slot in advance
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Reviewed yesterday

Not as Architecturally interesting to me as other churches in the city, and is more recent then some, this church is not as old as the remnants of the city walls and towers dated circa 1400 vrs West Church in 1630. But it does have...More

Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Westerkerk tower climb was the very first thing I did upon arrival in Amsterdam, and it was well worth it. Need to get there before 3pm and they only take 8 or so up at a time. It's a great guided walk up the...More

Thank flemingmaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick look while in the area and was not disappointed. Beautiful building! You can look around for free or pay to go up the bell tower.

Thank plantykj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always research what to do when visiting new places. I didn’t come across Westerkerk in my research, but am so glad we discovered it in Amsterdam! Situated next to Ann Frank House. You can go in to look around for free, but if you...More

Thank Hasford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old church with amazing views of the city - quite pricey €8 each no discounts for our 10 year old- however we arrived early at 10am and were the only visitors so received a nice personalised tour - warning - the steps up are very...More

Thank MikeJL67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice architecture,I did not go inside of it. It's near museum of Anne Frank, nice for view and relax in park.

Thank GoKule
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Westerkerk Church is a Dutch Protestant Church right beside the Anne Frank Museum. It is a very bright and welcoming church. There was a fee to climb the bell tower, but we just went into the very cheery church because it was so over...More

1  Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Westerkerk is a reformed Dutch Protestant Church at Jordaan area next to Anne Frank house. One can have nice views from top of the church and listen to the soft sounds of the church bell during your visit there.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Westerkerk" is the best known church of the "Jordaan". It is a cavernous Protestant church, where even room was found in a corner for a souvenir shop. The most important fact of this church is, that the famous Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

After viewing so many dark cathedrals on this trip, it was a pleasure to see such a bright clean and more simplistic place.. beautiful place...

Thank karenm642
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mom2teens2015
1 April 2017|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I have no idea. The church is large, historic with many layers of subject matter. How long you spend depends on your interests. Most folks spend less than one hour, but if you are keen to understand the meaning of... More
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Nataliew2107
28 March 2015|
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Response from CheckGO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just see this message today. I hope you enjoy your walk up the tower.
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