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Until January 1, 2021

The Oude Kerk is home to numerous traces of the past centuries. The monument awakens the archaeologist in you: here, you literally find yourself on the site of the Great Iconoclasm of 1566. Open the doors to the various side rooms and discover the rich history and collection of Amsterdam’s oldest building. Look up, at the medieval paintings on the …


An old acquaintance

Until January1, 2021

Until 1 January 2021, the Collegemaker, one of the side rooms of the Oude Kerk, will house a special painting: the portrait Head of Christ. No golden aureole, no bloody crown of thorns. Christ is depicted here as an ordinary man. Probably a Jewish man from the vicinity of the Oude Kerk stood model. The painting was made around 1655 …


The World After: Conversation Pieces

September 19, 2020 - January 17, 2021

What will the post-Covid-19 world look like? What are the challenges, what opportunities will arise? In March 2020 the Oude Kerk joined forces with Mister Motley, the online magazine that links the visual arts to life. Together they invited 16 artists to respond to questions raised by the Covid-19 crisis. Their contributions, in the form of short films that were …