The Oosterkerk dates from 1671. The Eastern Islands were then the bustling heart of Amsterdam's shipbuilding and maritime trade, with the yards and warehouses of the Dutch East India Company on Oostenburg and the shipyard of the Admiralty on Kattenburg. The church was used for Reformed worship until the building had to be closed in the 1960s due to dilapidation. In 1969, the Municipality of Amsterdam bought the monumental building for the symbolic sum of one guilder.
Restored to historic condition, suitable for events
After years of vacancy, the building was saved from imminent demolition at the insistence of local residents and largely restored to its historic condition. In 2022, Stadsherstel became the owner of the Oosterkerk.
Versatile and unforgettable
The Oosterkerk is suitable for weddings, dinners, receptions, conferences and lectures. This church also forms an unforgettable backdrop for theater performances and concerts. Special attention is paid to neighborhood activities that are sometimes held both in the church and on the beautiful square in front of the church.
Exhibitions and concerts
There are regularly changing exhibitions and concerts in the Oosterkerk. Check out the website of Stadsherstel for an overview of cultural activities in the Oosterkerk!