Make your own way to the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (Museum Our Lord in the Attic), located in central Amsterdam on a historic canal.
Dating back to 1663, it is the second-oldest museum in Amsterdam, after the Rijksmuseum, and is preserved as a time capsule and legacy of Dutch religious tolerance.
The first several floors of this historic canal house have been transformed into a museum, with refurbished rooms offering a glimpse of life in 17th-century Amsterdam. Admire period furnishings and decor as you make your way through living spaces, kitchens, and bedrooms. Ascend up a narrow staircase to reach the museum’s most unique feature, an attic transformed into a complete Catholic church. This tucked-away place of worship was used by Catholics to practice their religion during a time when it was prohibited. However, an attitude of religious tolerance characteristic of the time may have led authorities to turn a blind eye.
In addition to the house and attic chapel, your ticket provides entrance to a new wing of the museum built in a neighboring house and opened in 2015. Access this extension via an underground passage, and continue to explore Dutch history through engaging displays and exhibits.