church or place of worship

Amsterdam’s beautiful churches and religious buildings often have a historic story behind them and have become architectural attractions in their own right – even if you’re not planning to attend a service. In fact, many are no longer used as a place of worship, but now serve as concert venues, museums or even (occasionally) nightclubs!

Churches & places of worship

Amsterdam’s beautiful churches and synagogues are attractions in their own right, even if you’re not planning to attend a service. In fact, many are n...

Oude Kerk (Old Church)

Oudekerksplein 23
1012 GX AMSTERDAM
The Oude Kerk in Amsterdam’s Red Light District is the city’s oldest building and one of the city’s youngest art institutions. In ...

Sint Nicolaasbasiliek

Prins Hendrikkade 73
1012 AD AMSTERDAM
The Sint Nicolaasbasiliek (Saint Nicholas Church) is a Roman Catholic church located opposite Amsterdam's Central Station. Designe...

Sint Olofskapel

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
1012 AD AMSTERDAM
The original Sint Olofskapel (Saint Olof’s chapel) was built between 1440 and 1450, making it the oldest chapel in Amsterdam. It w...

Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church)

Walenpleintje 159
1012 JZ AMSTERDAM
The Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church) dates all the way back to 1409. It was originally used as a monastery chapel, but in the 16th c...

The smallest church

Meerpad 9
1025 LA AMSTERDAM
The smallest church in Amsterdam is 150 years old. It is located in Nieuwendam, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam North.

Vredeskerk (Iglesia de la paz)

Pijnackerstraat 9
1072 JS AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s Vredeskerk (Peace Church) was consecrated in 1924. The design of the church was strongly influenced by Art Deco. The n...
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Vondelkerk (Vondel Church)

Vondelstraat 120
1054 GS AMSTERDAM
The charming Vondelkerk (Vondel Church) stands at the edge of the Vondelpark and was used as a church from 1880 to 1977. Today it ...

Schuilkerk De Hoop

Hartveldseweg 23
1111 BG DIEMEN
Despite its simple façade, this historic church in Diemen has a beautifully atmospheric interior that makes it a popular venue for...

De Grote Kerk

Grote Markt 22
2011 RD HAARLEM
Also known as the St. Bavokerk, the cross-shaped, Gothic Grote Kerk dominates the Grote Markt in the centre of the city. Work on H...

Singelkerk

Singel 452
1017 AW AMSTERDAM
The Singelkerk is a Mennonite church. The building is a wonderful example of the so-called “clandestine churchs”. They got this na...