Oude KerkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +31-206258284
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Tower
It is one of the oldest and grandest churches in the city. If you are interested about the old buildings, history and organ music, then this is one of the ‘must-see’ tourist places for you.
Famous for the church the destination is world famous because of the organ festival which is celebrated here during summer every year.
Along with that, the church has a huge collection of organs and amongst them; there are some organs which are the biggest and smallest of the world. Besides, there is also a medium sized cabinet organ as well. The church has big towers and you can climb up the towers to see the oldest part of the city in its mystical best.
Oude Kerk is one of the attractions added in Amsterdam itinerary 3 days.
- A guided tour of the place starts off every 30 minutes and it takes about an hour to see the church and its most interesting corners.
- This church houses the tombs of a few famous people and amongst them are, Madam Saskia van Uylenberg who was the wife of Rembrandt and the famous composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
- It will be €5 per head, €4 per couple and for students, card holders and children below 13 years of age, its free.
- For a guided tour, you have to pay € 7 per person.
- Take a bus or train from Dam station.
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18.01% of people who visit Amsterdam include Oude Kerk in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.33% of people start their Oude Kerk visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Oude Kerk
64.25% of people prefer walking in order to reach Oude Kerk
Not much to see... The church is totally empty on the inside, feeling like a crypt. Definitely not worth 12 euros I paid to enter! Exterior is beautiful, though...
Very impressive piece of architecture with comprehensive audio guide. Wonderful wooden ceiling which I had to lay on my back to enjoy, as 15 minutes would be too much for anyone's neck.
Looks good on the outside and fits well with the surroundings. Not much on the inside. Good to see but you don't need to go inside.
An old church closely surrounded by other old buildings in the Red Light district of Amsterdam. The Oude Kerk is Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church, founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578 it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today.
Not sure if the place is undergoing some sort of redesign, but there really isn't much to see inside... it's practically empty. It was a good place to rest though and just meander around.