Heritage, art, music and, on Sundays, churchgoers continue to congregate in the oldest building of the city (1306).
The Oude Kerk presents itself in various ways: three or four international and high-profile exhibitions a year, numerous activities, permanent archive presentations and wonderful near-weekly concerts, to name but a few.
In 2013, after careful restoration, the monumental church building was reopened to the public with a new programme centring on art. Different artists ‘perform’ site-specific pieces in the church space three times a year. The side rooms house the historical archive, complemented by contemporary works of art. The attractive coffee shop with convent garden and the museum shop provide the perfect start or conclusion of every visit.
Oude Kerk depends on gifts and donations for restoration and maintenance of the ancient heritage site. Did you know that there is a special fund ensuring the preservation of Oude Kerk?
Your contribution to this fund helps to preserve the Oude Kerk for future generations. So support us now.
Our caretaking for heritage is never-ending. Even during the pandemic, maintenance on the oldest monument in Amsterdam continues uninterrupted.
Work is currently underway on the stained-glass windows in the Maria Chapel and from April the painted wallpaper in the historic mirror room – where Rembrandt signed his marriage certificate – will be restored.
Due to the measures taken against COVID-19 the Oude Kerk is closed until further notice. Our program will be resumed as soon as the doors open again. The current exhibitions will be extended if possible.
Church services of the Oudekerkgemeente will continue on Sunday for a limited group of people. For more information see: oudekerk.amsterdam
Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm
Sun 1 pm – 5:30 pm