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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Nieuwe Kerk

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Nieuwe Kerk.

Nieuwe Kerk features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Amsterdam City Guide3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • National church of the Netherlands
  • Gracious Neo-Gothic building

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +31 20 626 81 68

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 10am - 5pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 15 €
Under 15: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 1: Dam stop
  • Tram Line 2: Dam stop
  • Tram Line 5: Dam stop

Address: Gravenstraat 17, 1012 NL, Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • New Church (Nieuwe Kerk), Amsterdam's second church, is a gracious Neo-Gothic church
  • It was originally built in the 14th c., after the congregation outgrew the Oude Kerk
  • It burnt down many times, but some original parts survived such as the choir
  • It was consecrated to Our Lady and St. Catherine, but has always been called Nieuwe Kerk - to distinguish it from the Oude Kerk
  • In the 19th c. it received the title of National Church of the Netherlands, Dutch monarchs are crowned here since then
  • Its treasures include a Jacob van Campen organ and an elaborately carved pulpit by Albert Vinckenbrinck, or the carved gilded ceiling above the choir

What to do there:

  • Walk around and admire the altar, the organ and the beautiful stained-glass windows

Nieuwe Kerk features in these preplanned City Guides: