oude kerk in short


Oude Kerk in het kort - Ernst van Deursen


contemporary + heritage = oude kerk

Around the year 1500, artist Jacob van Oostsaenen (1470-1533) was commissioned by the churchwardens to make new works for the Oude Kerk. His work is still here to admire, desecrated by the iconoclasm and worn by time. The tradition to order new work for the Oude Kerk from artists has never waned. Today, Van Oostsaenen has numerous colleagues in the Oude Kerk, from Joost van den Vondel and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to Marinus Boezem and Christian Boltanski – making the Oude Kerk the biggest commissioner of art in the Netherlands. We present contemporary art and connect our time to the centuries yet to come.

Click here to find out what’s going on at the Oude Kerk now.


Adres Sander Heezen

oude kerk
oudekerksplein 23
1012 gx amsterdam
the netherlands

Tel: +31 20 – 625 82 84
E-mail: info@oudekerk.nl

Oude Kerk is situated an 8 minute walk from the Central Station. The area is hard to reach by car, which is why we recommend using public transport.

The Oude Kerk is reasonably accessible for people in wheelchairs or with crutches.

For more information please visit Toegankelijk Amsterdam.

visitor information

Foto: Wim Hanenberg

opening hours

Monday til Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
(ticket desk closes at 17:45h)

Sunday 13h00 – 17h30
(ticket desk closes at 17h15)

31 December open until 16.00,
closed on 25 December & 27 April.

entrance prices
Debit and credit cards only, no cash

buy your ticket

ticket + donation € 14
ticket € 12
group >15 € 10
student € 7
cjp € 7
donation € 2
kids <13 free
museumkaart free
i amsterdam free
hollandpass free
stadspas free
icom free
vrienden free



Rondleidingen Wim Hanenberg


Do you want to know more about the Oude Kerk, the oldest building in Amsterdam, and its collection of contemporary art? The Oude Kerk offers different tours for adults. Depending on your interests the emphasis can be on the history, the architecture, the current exhibitions at the Oude Kerk, or, in Oude Kerk tradition, a combination of all of these.

Find more information on guided tours here.