oude kerk

Oude Kerk is a monument, museum, church and amongst the newest contemporary art institutions in the Netherlands located in the historical (red light) district of Amsterdam.

Oude Kerk devotes its energy and resources to developing and displaying old and new art in a medieval church. Oude Kerk presents leading exhibitions around the concept of time and space. Oude Kerk commissions artists to make new, often large scaled context specific work connected to the people, architecture and world around us. Oude Kerk aims to inspire to mentally reframe the commonplace in order to create new perspectives on our times.

From its inception, Oude Kerk takes art outside the white cube making the dynamic realm of the everyday life part of the exhibitions. Through opening up new perspectives on heritage and history, oude kerk adds new and missing pages to our (art)history books and offers alternative ways to observe the world around us.

support us!

Oude Kerk relies on support from a wide range of sources and there are many ways that you can
donate to help care for and preserve the monument, archive and collection for future generations.
You can donate as an individual, or through a foundation, trust or company. Your support helps us to
do the following:

  • Create world-class exhibitions connecting heritage and the contemporary;
  • Build, study and share monument, collection and archive;
  • Engage to local and global communities.

Discover just a few of the fantastic collaborations already in place such as The Guilds, The Friends and The Restauration Fund here.

opening hours

Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm  
Sun 1 pm – 5:30 pm

Children <13, Museumcard, I Amsterdam, ICOM

€ 0

Students, children 13-18

€ 7

Regular ticket € 12

Book your ticket(s) here.

departure director grandjean

Director Jacqueline Grandjean stops working at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. As of 1 October, she will be the new artistic director of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) in Antwerp. The KMSKA is one of the largest museums in Belgium and the most important museum in Flanders. Grandjean will weave old and modern art into an inspiring programme in a building that appeals to the imagination. Together with the general director, she will lead the museum to its reopening.