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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)

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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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour, Amsterdam, null
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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Join a 3-hour bike tour with an experienced multilingual guide through the old historic center of the city of Amsterdam. The tour goes along the well known ...  Read more

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

From USD $24.55
Amsterdam Combo: Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour with Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking ... 
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Amsterdam Combo: Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour with Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Come and see all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. During the day, go to Zaanse Schans to see windmills, wooden shoes and cheese. In the evening ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.24
Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour

Join a small group of no more than 10 fellow travelers to discover the history of Amsterdam on this 2.5 hour tour. Orient yourself to the city or get a ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.81
Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Day Trip, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 4788 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.07
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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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3180 Reviews

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
Duration: 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours

From USD $62.81
Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

4 star rating: Recommended 842 Reviews

Go beyond Amsterdam with a half-day tour of two important Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft blue-and-white pottery on a ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.96
Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam

4 star rating: Recommended 258 Reviews

This Amsterdam Super Saver combines two half-day tours into one memorable day, giving you a great value for your money. Start the morning with a fully guided ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.23
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 343 Reviews

See Amsterdam’s quirkiest quarters and wonderful waterways on an exciting 3-hour guided city bike tour. Be introduced to an eclectic selection of sights ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.55
Private Tour: Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain ... 
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Take a private 2-hour walking tour around the tree-shrouded canals and cobbled streets of Amsterdam’s historical center. Let your private guide lead the way to ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.97
Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour with Optional Dutch Dinner, Amsterdam, ... 
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Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour with Optional Dutch Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 132 Reviews

Experience the diversity of Amsterdam on a 2-hour evening walking tour around the historical city center. Accompanied by an expert guide, take an enlightening ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $26.84

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