De Oude Kerk

Monument & Heritage Check location

The oldest building in the city, De Oude Kerk is a religious monument that dates back to the 13th century and is located right beside the picturesque Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal. This parish church was originally built as a wooden chapel and in 1306 it was dedicated to the patron saint of merchants and fisherman, St. Nicholas.

Today, the church is used as an exhibition space and hosts regular concerts thanks to its awesome acoustics. Inside the church, visitors will come across gravestone floors, a baroque organ from the 18th century, and some nice stained glass windows. Of course, De Oude Kerk also hosts regular church services and attracts thousands of visitors each and every day.

Contacts & Details

Oudekerksplein 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 GX