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West Church (Westerkerk)

Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 7766
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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.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (29 reviews)
“tower climb” (12 reviews)
“burial place” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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+31 20 624 7766
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"bell tower"
in 29 reviews
"tower climb"
in 12 reviews
"burial place"
in 8 reviews
"anne frank house"
in 70 reviews
"buried here"
in 12 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 10 reviews
"impressive organ"
in 6 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 4 reviews
"degree view"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 5 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 10 reviews
"central amsterdam"
in 5 reviews
"time slot"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"dam square"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is well worth a visit not least because of its connections to Rembrandt and its closeness to Anne Franks museum. We didn't go up the tower because it was closed but we did get to hear the most wonderful visiting German Choir -...More

1  Thank robsonmccabe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the numerous things we saw and did in Amsterdam, climbing the tower of Westerkerk was the activity my 7-year-old daughters enjoyed the most. The church itself has limited hours (from 10-3), and is rather plain on the inside other than a huge organ, but...More

Thank atrevida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches in Amsterdam, and climbing up the tower is well worth, the view is wonderful. I bought a little painting from an old man who sat in the church, a very fine piece of art for a not so bad...More

Thank Gunnar K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little church. We saw it from outside, but didn't go in. You will cross it while walking towards Anne Frank's house.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful church is one of the landmarks of Amsterdam. It is situated near quite a few attractions such as the Anne Frank house which is just around the corner with lots of cafes and restaurants surrounding it. Its bells chime to the hour and...More

Thank moonlotus18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I were lucky enough to get to do a rare sunset tour of the bell tower which made for some amazing sunset views over the city of Amsterdam! This tour, no matter what time of day, is well worth taking. It gives...More

1  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Westerkerk (West Church) is very near the Anne Frank House, as a matter of fact the Anne Frank statue is on its south side. Rembrandt is buried here and the church has an interesting layout. The real attraction, however, and one you must plan for,...More

Thank Bobinku
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the church near the Anne Frank house that she mentions in her diary (hearing the bells). We chose to go up the tower to see the sights of Amsterdam from above. It is a steep climb with some ladder type stairs and some...More

Thank ms9331
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon the church while visiting the Anne Frank House. I'm not sure why this doesn't rank higher on Trip Advisor but it was one of the best sights in Amsterdam. For a very small fee, you can climb to the top of the...More

Thank Karl K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zoe was by far one of the best tour guides we had while in Amsterdam. Highlighting the interesting features of the tower on the way up, as well as pointing out specific sights to watch for. At the top amazing view of the entire city,...More

Thank Garrett M
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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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