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  • Address: Oudekerksplein 23, Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Open daily 11am - 5pm (open at 1pm on Sundays)
  • Admission: Adults: € 5

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Oude Kerk (Old Church) Tours

The Oude Kerk (or Old Church) is the city's oldest surviving building, consecrated in 1306. Yet the location of this triple-nave, late-Gothic church embodies a huge moral contradiction: it's in full view of the Red Light District, with passers-by getting chatted up a stones throw from the church walls.

Still, this Gothic-style church rewards visitors with one of the finest carillons in the country, the city's oldest church bell (1450), and a stunning Christian Müller organ that’s still used for recitals. Check out the lively 15th century carvings on the choir stalls, some of which are downright rude.

The floor of the church consists entirely of gravestones, as the church itself was built on a cemetery. There are 2,500 graves in the Oude Kerk, under which are buried 10,000 Amsterdam citizens, including Rembrandt's first wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh. Rembrandt himself visited the Oude Kerk often, and his children were all christened here. Be sure to climb up the church tower for panoramic views of Amsterdam.

Practical Info

The Oude Kerk is located at Oudezijds Voorburgwal, easily accessible via tram to Nieuwmarkt. Nearby attractions include Museum Amstelkring and the infamous Red Light District. A Dutch Reformed service is held at 11am Sunday (doors close at 11am sharp).

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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour, Amsterdam, null
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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VIP Guided Red Light District Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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VIP Guided Red Light District Walking Tour

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings, Amsterdam, Cultural Tours
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Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings

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Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Food Tours
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Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour

Discover the history of one of Europe's most beautiful and influential cities with this private half-day historic Amsterdam walking tour. Recently described as ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Amsterdam, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District

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Explore the buzzing nightlife of Amsterdam's world famous Red Light District with this 1.5 hour nighttime walking tour. Go through the narrowest alleys, ...  Read more

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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Cultural Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour

Experience the best Amsterdam has to offer, and discover a few local secrets, on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Join a small group of no more than 10 fellow ...  Read more

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Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
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Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond

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Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Day Trip, ... 
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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