oude kerk in short
oldest building in amsterdam
The Oude Kerk is located in the heart of Amsterdam, in the middle of the Red Light district. It is the oldest building in the city. A stone church, dedicated to St. Nicolas, was built around 1300. This church would eventually grow to become the impressive monument we know today.
museum with an international ambition
Oude Kerk is Amsterdam’s newest museum, with a national coverage and international ambition. The oldest building in the city houses one of the Netherland’s youngest art institution. Read more about the program.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to de Koffieschenkerij (Coffee Café), the former sacristy, for a coffee, cake or lunch. On the terrace in the monastery garden you can enjoy a view on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, too.
1012 gx amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 – 625 82 84
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.
Prins Hendrikkade – Nieuwe Brugsteeg – Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Prins Hendrikkade – Geldersekade – Nieuwmarkt – Kloveniersburgwal – Rusland – Sint Agnietenstraat – Oudezijds Voorburgwal
The Oude Kerk is reasonably accessible for people in wheelchairs or with crutches.
For more information please visit Toegankelijk Amsterdam.
Monday til Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
(ticket desk closes at 17:45)
Sunday 13:00 – 17:30
(ticket desk closes at 17:15)
24 December 10:00 – 15.00
31 December 10:00 – 16:00
Closed on 27 April (Kingsday)
Debit and credit cards only, no cash
|groups from 20 persons||€7,5|
|children under 13 years||free|
|iamsterdam city card||free|
soundwalk (audio tour)
The Soundwalk of Oude Kerk is available, both at the entrance desk and online. This accompanied walk with Dutch actress Halina Reijn introduces you to the church, its architecture and its history and the program with contemporary art. The tour incorporates stories, interviews and music, shedding light on hidden histories that you might never have suspected.
Group visits with or without a guide are welcome after registration through email. Oude Kerk recommends the following external tour guides:
|Carolus van Doornen||020 – 638 35 62|
|Nathalie Kuik||035 – 693 50 34|