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“An underated site”

West Church (Westerkerk)
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US$23.19*
and up
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise
Ranked #70 of 539 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 May 2014

A living church. Rembrandts burial place. Great features : the organ, the burning bush, the impressive height.

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"bell tower"
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Climbing the bell tower will give you the best views of the city. We found it worth the 30 min climb up and down. Be aware you only go up half way up tower.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

go to the church entrance free, need to book for trip to the tower but well worth the visit, quite hard to go up as very narrow ladders, but well worth the view 360 of Amsterdam

1  Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The Church is lovely with an impressive organ but the Tower is a really great tour.
The tours must be booked on the day. We arrived at 10am and had a choice of most time slots from 11am - they only accept 6 people per tour. There is a tour every half hour.
Tour guide was informative and spoke several languages.
The staircase is narrow but not too strenuous and there are a few "rest" stops on the way up to look at the Bells and the workings of the tower.
View from the top is awesome.

1  Thank Jenny717
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

We came upon this church while waiting on a friend at the Anne Frank Museum. It was a wonderful surprise, especially with seeing Rembrandt's burial place. How I wish I could have gone up the bell tower!

1  Thank Susan C
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