Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Centrum
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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 4 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 5 min walk
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NataliaTripAdvis
Geneva, Switzerland17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Hidden back then and off beaten pass nowadays - this place breath history and charm of the previous century. Undercover family church preserved in a good state up to nowadays, a glimpse into the past - its definitely worth a visit!
Written 4 July 2022
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Omar v
Delft, The Netherlands16 contributions
Jul 2022
Very unique and sensational museum. Don't miss it, you're gonna want to see this impressive church. It definitely helps to get a better idea of the old times of Amsterdam.

The modern days didn't ruin the classy-ness of this museum, very nicely maintained.
Written 4 July 2022
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Hannah D
2 contributions
Jun 2022
The museum itself is interesting, and we enjoyed ourselves.

However, the treatment I received was unacceptable. I had purchased two full-price adult tickets and one student ticket. Plans changed, so only my father and I were able to go. Therefore, we had paid for an unusable ticket, but we were fine with that. When we arrived, however, the man at the desk checking tickets treated me so poorly I almost walked out. I showed him 2 of the 3 QR codes without checking which they were, and one of them was the student ticket. I’m a university student in a different country, so, as I was attempting to read a translation of the website, I saw a student ticket and purchased it. It was unclear that I needed a specific international student card, and even looking at the website now, I've never heard of the specific card required. But oh well, we still had an extra ticket that would get me in at full-price. However, the staff member did not allow me to explain or show him the ticket, instead shrugging, aggressively shaking his head at me, and gesturing at the computer dismissively. He treated me like an unintelligent piece of trash. He scolded me in a wildly inappropriate tone, saying that “‘mistakes’ (air quotes were his) like these cost museums money, and you need to be more careful.” As a young woman, I felt this was extremely condescending and thoughtless. He assumed so many things about me without letting me speak for myself at all. I am not a child who needs reprimanding; I am a tourist who did her best to plan and purchase tickets for everything so that we could appreciate Amsterdam.

For the record, I wholeheartedly support museums, and I’m considering working in one in the future. I travel regularly, and student discounts are standard. I often donate a bit of money at the end of the experience if I feel it was good, especially in places that charge less for tickets, because I love museums and recognize their importance to culture and history. Obviously, I was not inclined to do that in this instance. If I hadn’t wanted to support the museum, I wouldn’t have gone. Additionally, I contacted the museum directly to address this issue, and they did not reply.

I’ve never been spoken to like that before, and it should never have happened. As much as I liked the museum, the experience was ruined and the memory tainted by this disrespectful staff member. I have to wonder if he is always this way, or if it would have been less of an issue if my father had been the one talking to him.
Written 26 June 2022
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chele67
San Diego, CA75 contributions
This is an incredible museum that offers a glimpse into a centuries old Dutch home that also served as a business and as a church. It is simply fascinating.
Helpful hint : there are many twisty narrow steps, but they are worth every step.
Written 24 June 2022
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irina j
London, UK1,796 contributions
Came across this museum as recommendation from our tour guide earlier that morning. I have asked if there are any original buildings in Amsterdam that you could visit inside with original interior and she recommended this place. Not only it has decor and rooms from 16th century but also an amazing hidden Catholic Church which was in the attic of 3 adjacent buildings! This was a total gem to find. There is an interactive guided tour in each room which has very good commentaries in many different languages. If you have an hour spare and will be passing this place- definitely worth visiting! One of the most memorable things I’ve done during my trip to Amsterdam
Written 19 June 2022
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Graeme
19 contributions
Jun 2022
Great museum to spend an hour in. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't overly busy. Staff were very helpful. The church in the attic itself is beautiful but the preceding floors are all interesting too.
Written 15 June 2022
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Angelica
52 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Without doubt this is one of the most unique museums I have ever visited. There was so much to see, both in the church itself and around (the tour takes you through various rooms behind the church and in the house). The audio guide was very well put together and informative. This museum is a must do when visiting Amsterdam
Written 15 June 2022
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chrisco1000
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Jun 2022
This was far and away the best thing I did in Amsterdam. During the Alteration of 1578 and subsequent Iconoclastic Fury, Catholics had to go underground to worship. Or, in most cases, up into their attics. Of the two dozen or so of these “home” churches, this is the only one to have been found intact. If you are ever in Amsterdam, no matter what your belief system or religious affiliation, see this. The owner purchased three adjacent houses and converted the top three floors into a small cathedral complete with altar, balcony and pipe organ. Keep in mind, this was in the 1600s. Amazing.

The audio guide was easy to use and provided much historical and personal information. Word of warning: this museum requires that you walk up and down a lot of narrow and winding stairs. But I can tell you it is well worth the climb. While the mini-cathedral is the highlight of tour, be sure to take the side tour down to the homeowner's kitchen.

I really cannot express how much I learned, experienced and felt during this museum tour. I cannot recommend it enough.
Written 9 June 2022
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teinertone
Richmond, TX19 contributions
May 2022
Lovely example of historic canal home with attic church. You are allowed to visit many different rooms in the home over several floors, as well as the beautiful attic church, at your own pace. You have time to look in the nooks and crannies while enjoying each space. If you have wondered what the canal houses looked like hundreds of years ago, you'll love this museum. Very unique!
Written 8 June 2022
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Susan B
Dorset, VT10 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
What a surprise! I just loved this museum. It starts with a quick movie on Amsterdam’s religious history which gives greater understanding as to why there is a Catholic Church in the attic of this home. It is so well done and the video guide provides so much information! Don’t hesitate to go!
Written 22 May 2022
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Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder is open:
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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