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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
+31 20 624 7766
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All reviews bell tower tower tour anne frank house buried here worth the climb burial place impressive organ degree view small fee guided tour stained glass great view of the city quick look steep stairs worth the effort time slot beautiful building
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is truly worth visiting, heated in the wintertime. The organ history is well documented.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ManadoJeremy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a sunny and rainy day, this visit was a quiet pause in a long day’s walk. White ceiling and lots of wood. No elaborate gold and marble here unlike Rome or Florence. A apparently needing €20 000 a year to maintain. Free to enter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank greg924
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the Westerkerk from afar emblazoned with a 30-foot pride flag immediately piqued our interest and we knew we had to visit. The inside is muted and sober in accordance with its Calvinist tradition - helps to read up on this before you go. You’re...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sturian
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical church of Amsterdam. It's located in a very central and touristy place close to the Anne Frank House so you can combine both.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ringing bells are the best part. Anne Frank could hear them from where she was hiding (where there is now an Anne Frank museum). The interior is very simple and Protestant. Don't come looking for stained windows. The church is still in use and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the tower, it was easy to book on the day we visited. very helpful staff, warning the steps are very steep though!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RStork
Reviewed 29 November 2018

a nice old church located along the canal. it has a nice design and it is well maintained. the design of the windows are unique. there is tower which you can climb.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 18 November 2018

A huge church that towers over this part of town on a big square with other important sites all around and some lovely canals. You will want to look inside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 17 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flemingmaf
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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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
28 March 2015|
Response from CheckGO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just see this message today. I hope you enjoy your walk up the tower.