Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
De Nieuwe Kerk, which translates to The New Church, was originally built in the 15th century at Dam Square, the heart of the city. The church was completely destroyed in a fire in the 17th century and was subsequently rebuilt and restored to its former glory. It has since be deconsecrated, and today serves as an art exhibition hall, but perhaps the greatest art on display is the church's magnificent Gothic architecture itself.
This 15th century cathedral ( then a protestant church and now a museum) is only new in that it is newer than the Oude Kirke which is 14th century. It is now a museum which house temporary art exhibits, showing in the summer of 2003 is "Land and Stad" an exhibit of landscapes of Amsterdam and the surrounding country side. Admission is 5 euros or free with the Amsterdam Pass.
Opposite the Royal Palace this marvellous building was built in the early 15th century in gothic style. The church is not used for services anymore but the wedding of Willem-Alexander to Maxima took place here in 2002 and the Coronation of King Willem-Alexander also took place here this year (2013)
It is now used for exhibition.
De Nieuwe Kerk or New Church was constructed in the early 1400's. In the next century parts were added in Renaissance style.
The church also is a burial place and most of its floor are grave stones.
You will find the graves of Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter and poet Joost van den Vondel amongst others.
Since 1814 the church is the location where the Dutch monarchs take the oath when they become King or Queen. Also theRoyal wedding ceromonies take place here.
Nowadays the church is an exhibition center,
Daily: 10AM - 5PM
Admission: € 15.00 (adult)
New only in relation to the Old Church in the RLD, this site on Dam Square has been occupied by a church since the 14th C with land and construction costs covered by a wealthy businessman. After a devastating fire of 1645 a massive Gothic replacement was built minus only a tower so as not to complete with the secular town hall adjacent. There have been several renovations the most extensive in the mid 20th C. In 1979, the building was converted to a cultural center. Today organ concerts and travelling art shows draw half a million visitors a year to this historic site. The church has served as the inauguration site for the Dutch monarchy ( not a coronation - the reigning monarch is the head of state ) since 1815 and for royal weddings, held before the ornate choir screen ( image 2 ).
Admission is free with the varied museum cards but otherwise runs 8-15 Eu depending on the art exhibit. On our visit, the art was comprised of a single example of Andy Warhol at his worst, the Last Supper in Pink, placed so as to obscure the tomb of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, The Netherland's greatest naval hero, which should have been a highlight of our visit.
The stained glass windows of the Nieuwe Kerk are secular rather than sacred. Over the entrance is a depiction of the history of the royal family up to the inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina over the entrance ( image 3 ) and of Count William IV presenting the three cross coat of arms to the city of Amsterdam ( image 4 ) opposite the entrance. Both are too far away to really appreciate the detail without binoculars or a telephoto lens, both very bright and colorful. Further on, the female rulers are also honored here. The organ ( image 5 )is noted for the surrounding sculpture dating to 1665 with King David at the top surrounded and supported by a host of cherubs playing musical instruments.
Unless one has a free pass museum card, checking exactly which art show is on exhibit is suggested before paying the steep admission fees for this church.
The New Church on dam Square isn't so new now. In fact it's actually a late example of the gothic style from the fifteenth century. It also no longer functions as a church and is official de-sanctified. It's now used for exhibitions and for... well... tourists to look at. The interior decor is fairly simple, but it is the home of the tomb of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter who is something of a Dutch national hero having given a bloody nose to the Spanish, French, English and Swedish in his time.
The admission charge of 15 Euros is a little steep, but it is included on the I amsterdam card which makes the card a good deal.
Nestled in the centre of Ámsterdam, next to tye Royal Palace on Dam Square, De Nieuwe Kerk is famous for its prominent large scale exhibitions on treasures from other countries, cultures and religions. Dutch kinas and queens are inaugurated here. It is the second oldest church in Ámsterdam, dating back to 1414. The incredible interior of this monumental late Gothic building is a point of interest on its own.
Ubicado en el centro de Ámsterdam, junto al Palacio Real en la Plaza Dam, De Nieuwe Kerk es famoso por sus exposiciones importantes a gran escala sobre los tesoros de otros países, culturas y religiones. Reyes y reinas holandesas han sido coronados en esta iglesia. Es la segunda iglesia más antigua de Ámsterdam, que data de 1414. El interior de este increíble edificio monumental de estilo gótico tardío es un punto de interés por sí mismo.
The Nieuwe Kerk ("New Church") is a 15th-century church in Amsterdam.
The church is used for royal inaugurations, most recently the inauguration of Queen Beatrix in 1980, and royal weddings, most recently the wedding of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, to princess Máxima in 2002.
The Nieuwe Kerk is a burial site for Dutch naval heroes, including Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, Commodore Jan van Galen and Jan van Speyk. The poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel is also buried in the church.
The Nieuwe Kerk is located on Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. The bishop of Utrecht gave permission to use a second the parish church in 1408 because the Oude Kerk ("Old Church") had grown too small for the growing population of the city. The Nieuwe Kerk was consecrated to St. Mary and St. Catharine.
The church was damaged by the city fires of 1421 and 1452 and burned down almost entirely in 1645, after which it was rebuilt in gothic style. It underwent major renovation in 1892–1914, which added many neo-Gothic details, and was again renovated in 1959–1980.
Today, the church is no longer used for services but is now a popular exhibition space. It is also used for organ recitals.
This is where the Kings and Queens of The Netherlands are crowned, and where numerous famous Dutchmen are buried.
The basilica was built in the 15th century, and has been badly damaged in several fires since then.
The real jewel of the church is the pulpit that took its creator 13 years to complete. It shows the four evangelists surrounded by the images of Hope, Charity, Faith, Justice, Prudence and Strength.
Conferences, exhibitions and debates are held here.
Nieuwe Kerk means New Church, but it was build in the 15th-century. The church is no longer used for services but is now a popular exhibition space. Most recently the inauguration of Queen Beatrix in 1980, and royal weddings, most recently the wedding of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, to princess Máxima in 2002.
The church was damaged by the fire in 1645 and was rebuilt in gothic style. Major renovation in 1892–1914, which neo-gothic details. The church was again renovated in 1959–1980.
Amsterdam?s Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) was built in the late 14th century when Oude Kerk became too small for the city. The Nieuwe Kerk is city?s second parish church. It was destroyed by fire and built again for several times during its existence. The actual church dates from 1650. All Dutch Monarchs are coronate here, from 1814 onwards. Nowadays this beautiful church also houses exhibitions, concerts and conferences.
The church is worth a visit inside, since its interior is very beautiful with amazing glass painting and magnificent organ. The church is open every day from 10 am to 6pm. Entrance fee is 4 Euro.
This church is about 600 years old and is where Dutch monarchs are married and inaugurated. This church was a Catholic church but was turned into a Protestant church in 1578. Here you will find a very old organ built in 1655 that still is in use. There is a beautiful carved altar and beautiful stain glass windows.
The Nieuwe Kerk ("New Church") is a 15th-century church, with neo-Gothic elements. In my opinion it's the most beautiful building in "De Dam", but it's a pity is not a "real" church anymore, but an exhibition hall and a place for organ recitals. At least it still being used for royal coronations, most recently the crowning of Queen Beatrix I in 1980, and for royal weddings, the latest the wedding of crown prince Willem-Alexander to princess Máxima in 2002. In addition the national Remembrance Day service on 4 May takes place here, but there are not more religious uses of this wonderful building consecrated to St. Mary and St. Catharine. The Nieuwe Kerk was also a burial site for Dutch naval heroes.
La Nieuwe Kerk (Nueva Iglesia) es una iglesia del siglo XV, con elementos neo góticos. En mi opinión es el edificio más bonito del Dam, pero es una pena que ya no sea una verdadera iglesia, sino un centro de exposiciones y una sala de conciertos de órgano. Al menos se sigue usando como lugar de coronación del Jefe de Estado, la más reciente la Reina Beatriz I en 1980, y para bodas reales, siendo la última la del príncipe heredero Guillermo Alejandro con la princesa Máxima en 2002. Además se celebra aquí la misa del día del recuerdo nacional cada 4 de mayo. Pero ya no hay más uso religioso de este magnífico edificio consagrado a Santa María y Santa Catalina. La Nieuwe Kerk también era el lugar para enterrar a los héroes de la marina holandesa.
"New" being a relative term in Europe, the Nieuwe Kerk - or "New Church" - dates back to the 15th century, a bumptious upstart compared to the Oude Kerk of the 13th century.
That said, it must be admitted that Amsterdam doesn't _really_ feel like all that old of a city, not compared to places like Paris or Rome or even Cologne which were much more important in the Middle Ages.
The Nieuwe Kerk has lived through various vissicitudes, including several great fires and an epic burst of iconoclasm - image busting - during the era of the Reformation. Because of its central location on Dam Square, the Nieuwe Kerk has also served as host for some of the most important "state occasions" in Amsterdam's history. Today, the wide aisles and reverberent acoustics of the Nieuwe Kerke are home to concerts and travelling exhibitions. When I was in Amsterdam in March 2008, there was an excellent show displaying some of the treasures of Afhanistan's museums and holy sites.
Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
In October open on Thursday till 10 p.m
Adults: € 10,-
CJP and Stadspas: € 8,-
groups >= 15: € 8,-
Museum pass: free i did need to pay because of an exhibition think about €4
Children aged 5 and under: free
Children aged 6-15: € 7,50
Friends of the De Nieuwe Kerk: free
now 26 July - 26 October 2008 Black is beautiful
other exhibitions in the past mexico,royal(dutch)weddings ,world press photo
I have been to the Istanbul exhibition in januari 2007
Information line: +31. (0) 20-638 69 09 (24/24)