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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour
"Make the most of your time and take a ride through Amsterdam’s most fascinating hot spots. Discover a route of lovely streets and bridges while your guide explains the history of the most famous cultural sites and life in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is when the first bike path was laid in Amsterdam why the Dutch are so tolerant or where to eat the best ribs in town and that’s only half of it! This bike tour is for all skill levels as Amsterdam is flat and easy to bike. For your convenience groups are of 15 persons maximum.""""Join a 3-hour bike tour with an experienced multilingual guide through the old historic center of the city of Amsterdam. The tour goes along the well known historical places and buildings like New Market (de Waag) Old Church
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour
"Greet your guide in central Amsterdam at the prearranged meeting time then set off to discover the charming eclectic quirks of the diverse city center. As this is a private tour you can move at your own pace and enjoy the undivided attention of your very own tour guide.Amsterdam is unlike any other place in the world. It’s a liberal and open society where few things are taboo: prostitution and marijuana cafes operate in a Gothic church that dates back to the 14th century as well as the magnificent Royal Palace on Dam Square. Pause at Nieuwmarkt square to admire De Waag a 15th-century structure that served as the city gates until the early 17th century.Marvel as your guide also points out some of the lesser-known
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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00

Old Church - Oude Kerk Tips (48)

The misericords

I'm giving these special mention as they're virtually unknown in my young country and a welcome bit of whimsy in an otherwise austere environment. In European medieval times, Catholic church services...
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Jan 16, 2012

Oude Kerk

There has been a church on this site since the 13th century, but most of the current building is from the 14th century when it became a place of pilgrimage following stories of a miracle. The story...
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Jan 15, 2012

Seven centuries and counting

While not very religious myself, I love to visit old churches for their architecture, art, and details which often reflect customs or important historical events. Oude Kerk is not just the most...
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Jan 12, 2012

The oldest church

The Oude Kerk is located in the historic heart of Amsterdam, in the middle of the famous red light district. The origins of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam back to the thirteenth century, when its place...
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Mar 09, 2011

De Oude Kerk / The Old Church part I

In the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2010 there was a 'open monument weekend'. A lot of buildings (like churches) were open for the public. Me and Dusty went to the Oude Kerk (old church). The...
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Oct 10, 2010

Oude Kerk entrance

It is kind of hard to find at times---right in the middle of the red light district you can get distracted---just keep walking around the church past all the transvestites and coffeeshops and you will...
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Sep 16, 2010

Choir carvings in Oude Kerk

I love the carvings in the choir seats---there are interpretations in the sheets you can get when you pay to come inside----the two I have included are 1-2 drunks under one roof---2 people are in...
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Sep 16, 2010

Oude Kerk

Literally translated as "old church" and so is the oldest church of amsterdam located right on the red light district. There are thousands of famous personalities buried on this church, indeed, the...
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Jun 20, 2010

Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk means "Old Church". It is Amsterdam’s oldest parish church, consecrated in 1306. The church covers an area of 3,300 square meters. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam's main red-light...
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Aug 28, 2009

Oude Kerk

The Oude Kerk is the oldest parish church in Amsterdam. It was consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht and is located in the De Wallen, Amsterdam's main red-light district. The church spans over...
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Apr 30, 2009

The Old Church/Oude Kerk

This is a 14th century gothic style church. It used to be a catholic church called St Nicholas's Church. It is now a Dutch reform or Protestant church. St Nicholas was the patron saint of Amsterdam...
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Nov 25, 2008

Oude Kerk - the Old Church

The Old Church is one of the most fascinating places in the entire city, because it is so much of a perfect analogy of the ways in which history is made up of stratum upon stratum of detail and...
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Aug 13, 2008
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Things to Do Near Old Church - Oude Kerk

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Museum Amstelkring

This church in the attic is exquisite. Built on the top floor over the residence in the building that is now the Museum Amstelkring between 1661 and 1663 it was used for clandestine Catholic services...
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Art of Banksy

The 80 art works by Banky at The Art of Banksy include “Girl with Balloon” and “Laugh Now”, once a high-profile statement about the interface between politics, graffiti and art. I heared that right...
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China Town

The Zeedijk is the curved street on the former sea dike between roughly the Central Station and the Nieuwmarkt square with the Waag building. The Zeedijk still is connected to the China town of...
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De Waag

“Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.” — Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536, Dutch theologian and philosopher) Built in 1488 as a fortress to defend the city, what...
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On Sunday morning around 11 am we found this little rastro (flea market). I really liked it I got a collectable item of KLM' numbered houses (they are 90 of them each one has filled with genebre...
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Beurs van Berlage

In 1879 plans started for a new trade house (or "Beurs") at Amsterdam. The building in use was much to small and the new Centraal Station asked for more grandeur at the new entrance of the city. In...
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Getting to Old Church - Oude Kerk


Oudekerksplein 23


  • Sunday 13:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 17:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 17:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday 11:00 to 17:30
  • Friday 11:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday 11:00 to 17:30