3 maart 2021 - 20 september 2021

The 5 Minute Apocalypse

oude kerk

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.

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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.

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opening hours

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

From April 15, the doors of the Oude Kerk will be ajar for a contemplative walk during regular opening hours. After booking a time slot and confirming a health certificate, the walk can begin. Along the way you will come across the new installation by Aimée Zito Lema in which poems are recited and you can light a candle. There is no entrance fee, although a donation is most welcome during this time. People of the Oude Kerk are open to a conversation in the church, long or short.

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tickets and prices

Reserve your timeslot here for a contemplative walk in the church.