The Oude Church

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23 Oudekerksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
020 625 8284

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The old church May 30, 2015
Stuck in the middle of the infamous red light district of Amsterdam is the Oude Kerk - or old church. It deserves the name old since the first church at this location was put here just over 800 years ago. It has gone through numerous reconstructions and destructions over the year so the current version of the church has nothing to do with the original except the location.

When visiting the inside of the church you realize it is very different from other old grand churches of Europe. It hasn’t got quite the same grandeur as the other big churches - maybe it is due to the fact the church is indeed built before the heyday of Amsterdam when the merchant there became some of the richest in the world.

It is fairly interesting to look inside the church since it is a bit different from other old churches in the major cities of Europe. The roof is a wooden construction and not the stone construction of some of the major buildings. The windows are a special attraction with all the colours on the individual window.

I had an Amsterdam pass so the entrance to the church was included on this pass. I am not sure I would consider the church good value if I had to pay 7½€ entry fee to get inside.
The pillars inside the church
The central part of the church
The roof of the church
The high alter
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