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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest...

In the heart of Amsterdam's bustling centre lies one of the city's oldest museums: Museum Our Lord in the Attic. Here visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a special way: a 17th-century house with a top floor converted into a Catholic church.

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This is the highlight of our fortnight in Amsterdam

We enjoyed visiting this intriguing building the most of all the lovely things we have seen in Amsterdam. Not too crowded and just a wonderful way of experiencing what Amsterdam... read more

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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed visiting this intriguing building the most of all the lovely things we have seen in Amsterdam. Not too crowded and just a wonderful way of experiencing what Amsterdam used to be like - the chapel at the top of the building is the highlight but studying everything else is fascinating - stairs are a challenge but a very... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this recently fully updated museum in the oldest part of Amsterdam. The entrance has been removed to a neighboring house, with an underground pass way. Very well done. The church in the attic is unique and wonderful restored, but the merchants house and priests home were a surprise: this gives a very good insight in how people of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This takes you back to the time when religion could be practiced quietly in the upstairs of a home despite it was not the practice at the time. Very well done and interesting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church was built in the attic of a house during a time when Catholics were not allowed to publicly worship. This was a very interesting tour, small but very well maintained. Free audio is included in the price. No line. We had a delicious and not too pricey lunch there.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Often described as 'The Hidden Church' it is built into the attic of one of the typical riverside houses. Accessed from next door it is beautifully restored and you need to be good on stairs. The stairs are steep and twisting - so be careful - but it is worth persevering to see the church hidden at the top. Good... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting history lesson. Fascinating insights into a 17th century Amsterdam merchant's domestic life. And on top of that, the charming church in the attic - which is a lot bigger than I had imagined from what I'd heard and from looking at the building from the outside! For me, the high spots were the little organ (hear a recording of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Lord in the Chapel museum is a fascinating snapshot into the 17th century when Catholicism was not accepted but tolerated in private [out of sight out of mind]. The building has been restored to the period and the top three floors comprise the Chapel and attendant seating areas. This canal house is found near the Red Light district and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At a time when Protestant-controlled Amsterdam tolerated other faiths if they worshipped in private, the upper floors of three canal side houses were turned into an ornate Catholic Church, with a foldaway pulpit. If you can cope with steep, narrow, twisting stairs, this is a fascinating museum, with audio guides included and pleasant airy cafe in neighbouring modern building.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The structural changes to make this work were interesting. The site is well maintained. Be sure to look for the fold out pulpit on the left side of the alter.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably not on everybody's list of sites to visit on a first trip to Amsterdam, but those who do will be presently surprised. The church is beautifully restored, the audiotour informative and the history impressive.

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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