Oude Kerk reopens on June 1
In line with the national policy to delay the spread of the coronavirus, the doors of the Oude Kerk will remain closed until May 31. You can reach us by e-mail.
On Sundays and Wednesdays, you can light a candle at the Oude Kerk in a special space on Oudezijds Voorburgwal.
The events Monuments, Silence and Come Closer are postponed. Purchased tickets remain valid. Keep an eye on this site for updates.
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 collection 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 collection, 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.
This is how we keep a visit to the Oude Kerk safe after COVID-19: read more
On the construction of Poems for Earthlings: read more
Closed until May 31. On Sundays and Wednesdays from 10 am – 6 pm a space on Oudezijds Voorburgwal is open for lighting candles at the Oude Kerk.
Daily 10 am – 6 pm
(ticket sale stops at 5.45 pm)
Sunday 1 pm – 5.30 pm
(ticket sale stops at 5.15 pm)
December 24 and 31 open until 4 pm, January 1 open from 12, closed on December 25 and 27 April (Kings Day)