bonne suits launches new collection

29 September 2022 I 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

On Thursday September 29, Bonne Suits, located in one of the side buildings of the Oude Kerk, will launch their new collection ‘Full Circle’ in the Oude Kerk. If it is up to Bonne Reijn, clothing designer, gallery and shop owner and founder of the clothing brand Bonne Suits (since 2014), everyone wears the same suit. His studio is located …


opening majoor bosshardthuis

8 June 2022

On 8 June 2022, the Oude Kerk will be closed due to a special event to celebrate the opening of the Majoor Bosshardthuis Salvation Army. The official opening by Queen Máxima takes place today and is preceded by a gathering in the Oude Kerk. The Oude Kerk is happy to make its space available to our Salvation Army neighbours for …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


amsterdam art weekend: germaine kruip

26-29 November 2015

This year’s Amsterdam Art Weekend took place from 26 until 29 November. For one long weekend, the heart of contemporary art beats in the Dutch capital. In an extensive program of over 90 exhibitions, performances, screenings and debates more than 50 participants showcased the newest developments in contemporary art. During Amsterdam Art Weekend de Oude Kerk served a unique performance program …