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 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.


  • please note: the Oude Kerk closes its doors from November 4th until 20th to install a new exhibition
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  • help building our new exhibition!
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  • news: gerda’s house becomes an artist’s residency
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opening hours

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)

31 December open until 4 pm, closed on 25 December and 27 April (Kings Day)

tickets   info

tickets and prices

including €3 extra charge for the temporary exhibition

Ticket €15
Group >15 €13
Student, CJP €10
Donation €2
Children <13, Museumkaart, I amsterdam, Holland Pass, Stadspas, ICOM, BankGiro Loterij VIP-KAART €3
Friends free

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