come closer: queer choir amsterdam

19 March 2022

On Saturday March 19th, Queer Choir Amsterdam will present a performance, ‘The Glitch at Garden’s gate’, in which the space of the Oude Kerk will be deployed to queer the notion of what it means to be a choir.  Queer Choir Amsterdam, an initiative that was founded in and has continued to evolve since the first lockdown in 2020, sings …


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film night: no home movie – chantal akerman

14 January 2018

On Sunday, 14 January a film evening is being held in the Oude Kerk in connection with the NA exhibition by Christian Boltanski. Chantal Akerman’s 2015 film Tout sur ma mère (No Home Movie), one of Boltanski’s favourites, will be screened from 20:00. Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, actress, author, producer and composer, and is regarded as one …


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interview christian boltanski by hans ulrich obrist (sold out!)

24 November 2017

A radical and site specific exhibition by Christian Boltanski will be held in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam this fall. Boltanski is known as one of the greatest artists in the world, with a ouevre that deals with the way we remember and commemorate. During the Amsterdam Art Weekend (23-26 November 2017) the Oude Kerk has invited world famous curator …


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discussion: monuments representing a colonial past

20 October 2017

On 20 October 2017, the Oude Kerk is organizing a discussion on the durability of colonial monuments in the Netherlands and Indonesia. The occasion is the exhibition by Iswanto Hartono, currently on show at the Oude Kerk. Hartono’s work stimulates an exchange of ideas about the shared history of the Netherlands and Indonesia. How do we deal with monuments that …


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open monument days 2017

9 - 10 September 2017

On 9 and 10 September the annual Open Monument days took place. During this weekend, organ consultants Henk Verhoef and Hans Reil spoke about the restoration of the world-renowned Vater-Müller organ, the transept organ sounded through the church and culture historian Thomas von der Dunck spoke about the maquette of Nicolaas Linstingh in the Oude Kerk. The young tour guides …


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conversation with the city

2 June 2017

The Oude Kerk is perpetually in transition. After the restoration (1955–2013), besides serving as a church, monument and concert hall, it has developed into a museum with an official registration since 2016. Something exceptional about the Oude Kerk’s situation is that several purposes continue to exist alongside each other and that the Oude Kerk’s religious significance has endured. The church …


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n8 museum night 2016

5 November 2016

The 17th edition of n8 – Museum Night – takes place on 5 November, when 57 museums and cultural institutions will remain open until 2 o’clock in the morning. The Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest building and newest museum, is also opening its doors and staging a multifaceted programme. david helbich Artist David Helbich is inviting visitors to perform his Scores …


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constant companion – rietveld in de oude kerk

14 maart 2014 – 6 april 2014

‘Rietveld in de Oude Kerk’ is al veertien jaar een terugkerend evenement waarmee de Gerrit Rietveld Academie haar studenten de kans geeft zich te presenteren op een historische locatie. Dit jaar maakte de commissie een selectie uit de projectvoorstellen van ruim 150 studenten. De derde- en vierdejaars studenten van de afdelingen Beeldende Kunst, Beeld en Taal, DesignLAB, DOGtime, Edelsmeden, Fotografie, …


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open monumentendagen 2014

13 september 2014 – 14 september 2014

Ieder jaar in september vindt één van de grootste culturele evenementen van Nederland plaats: Open Monumentendag. De Oude Kerk deed in 2014 als vanouds mee en stelde dat weekend het bekende Vater-Müller orgel open. Dit wereldberoemde orgel werd 150 jaar geleden voor de laatste keer gerestaureerd. In de jaren ’90 van de vorige eeuw ontstond opnieuw de noodzaak tot restauratie, …


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het grote orgel benefiet diner

13 september 2014

Groot nieuws! Voor 150 jaar geduldig wachten wordt la grande dame van de Oude Kerk nu eindelijk beloond: het Grote- of Vater-Müller orgel uit 1726 wordt gerestaureerd. We geven het officiële startschot voor de restauratie in de vorm van een benefietdiner op zaterdagavond 13 september 2014. Voor 150 euro per persoon of voor 1.200 euro een tafel voor acht personen, …


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