Built by P.J.H. Cuypers – the famous architect responsible for Amsterdam’s Central Station and Rijksmuseum – in 1863, the Posthoornkerk (Post Horn Church) is a transept basilica, meaning that the floor plan is laid out in the shape of a cross. The church features a cloverleaf-shared choir and two tiers of galleries.
The church no longer holds religious services. It hosts concerts and can be rented for a variety of occasions, such as formal dinners, weddings, presentations and meetings. The beautiful basement is ideal for smaller-scale dinners, intimate concerts and small receptions.
The church is managed by Stadsherstel, which restores and preserves monuments ensuring that the original character of the buildings is left intact but that they are also suitable as a cultural venue. In this way, Amsterdam’s heritage remains open to the public.