- Address: Prinsengracht 281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +31-206247766
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Tower
Westerkerk is a stunning Dutch Protestant church in central Amsterdam and has some of the most picturesque sights in the whole region. The destination is close to the Amsterdam's Jordaan district and sees a lot of travellers every year. The architecture of the destination is in Renaissance style and was built between1620 and 1631. The Westerkerkis the largest protestant church in the region and has great interiors which makes this place a must go to. The westerkerk tower is a great place to see too.
- Modest dressing is advised.
- Children younger than 6 are not allowed.
- Westerkerk Tower is 7 Euro.
- The church is free.
- Take a bus or tram from Amsterdam, Westermarkt.
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6.54% of people who visit Amsterdam include Westerkerk in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.08% of people start their Westerkerk visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Westerkerk
73.24% of people prefer walking in order to reach Westerkerk
Fantastic from the outside but pretty bare on the inside. The floor stones are interesting but no information on them. The organ was playing so a nice sound. Worth a look though..
Tours fill up quick because they only take 6 people every half hour. The guide was very well informed about the history of the tower. Few things to note; the tour only goes up half way up the tower and the steps become steep like ladders at the top. But I would still recommended it!
One of the first protestant churches in Amsterdam, meant to show off the wealth of the merchant class. Tower of over 85 metres, that leans slightly over, a landmark in Amsterdam. The crown on top of the tower has been painted over in different colours throughout the ages to reflect catholic (gold and white) or protestant (blue) prevalence.
The tour runs every 30 mins and was definitely worth the money (8 Euros I think). You get a nice overview of the historical significance of this tower and then begin to climb up the narrow stairs to the lookout point. The views up top are obviously the highlight.
perfect place for peaceful , mesmerizing walks along the canals