A date, a private concert or a night at Oude Kerk

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Have you always wanted to spend the night in the Oude Kerk? Or are you looking for a special gift or an unforgettable date? This is your chance! During the last months of Poems for Earthlings we offer the opportunity to experience the Oude Kerk like never before. By buying tickets for these specials, you support us in a challenging …


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The Oude Kerk against racism

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Amsterdam, June 6, 2020 Dear visitor, artist, neighbor, churchgoer and person involved, Oude Kerk is in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with black artists, colleagues, friends and others in the Black community. We share the outrage at the systemic and institutional racism, inequality and violence that permeates everyday life in the United States and around the world. …


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A safe visit

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

We follow the protocols of the RIVM and the  Museumvereniging to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Fortunately, with more than three thousand square meters of exhibition space, keeping a distance is no problem in the Oude Kerk. However, a visit will look slightly different than you are used to. Thanks for your cooperation! – Do not come if you …


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Opening hours during the holidays

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

The Oude Kerk is open daily from 10:00 until 18:00, and on Sundays from 13:00 until 18:00. During the Christmas holidays, our opening times differ on the following days: 24 December 24: 10:00 – 16:00 25 December 25: closed 31 December 31: 10:00 – 16:00 January 1: 12:00 – 18:00 Would you like to celebrate Christmas at the Oude Kerk? …


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On the construction of Poems for Earthlings

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Over the past several weeks, people were hard at work inside the Oude Kerk setting up the special installation Poems for Earthlings by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas. An installation through which the artist raises questions about the value of, and our approach to, heritage. Why, for instance, are sounds from history not heritage? How was the Oude Kerk kept safe during …


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Vacancy: Marketeer

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

By connecting contemporary art and heritage, Oude Kerk adds new pages to our (art) history and encourages astonishment and reflection among a multifavered audience. In the coming years we’ll excel further with exhibitions, music and performances gaining a place in the hearts of many. This is why we are looking for a Marketeer (32 hours per week) position You have …


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Amsterdam's oldest building needs you!

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Click here to join us! Take part in protecting the oldest building of this city. For our upcoming exhibition, we will be preparing the church for approaching danger. Our building material: thousands of sandbags and kilometers of wood. Together we will transform the church into something unshakeable. Looking for a physical challenge? And interested in getting to know your neighbours …


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vacancy: curatorial assistant (internship)

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Oude Kerk commissions international artists to develop extraordinary projects that engage powerfully with the monumental church and her red-light environment. From radical interventions to respectful tributes. Oude Kerk’s context-responsive and slow-curating approach is unique in Amsterdam, both its commissioning of contemporary art on this scale and its relation to heritage. In the comings months, Oude Kerk will embark on a …


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gerda's house becomes artist's residency

Marian Cousijn Nieuws

Oudekerksplein 25, the building better known as “Gerda’s house”, will be inhabited again. Creatives will soon be able to live and work here temporarily: in and with the neighborhood. Last summer the Oude Kerk had inspiring conversations with the neighborhood about the future of Gerda’s house. A number of shared core values ​​emerged from the discussions: quality of life, awareness …


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essay: marinus boezem

Emma Nieuws

‘I Use Anything under the Sun’ The Role of Film in the Oeuvre of Marinus Boezem   It was an ice-cold Saturday in January. The audience – noses red and tightly wrapped in scarves and hats – took a seat in the choir of the Oude Kerk. They gratefully used the blankets laid out for them as steam rose from …


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