Amsterdam's Top Historic Churches

01 of 08

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's Oude Kerk
Photo © 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

Amsterdam's

Oude Kerk

, which means "Old Church," is the city's oldest and by far the most impressive.

02 of 08

Nieuwe Kerk

Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk
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The

Nieuwe Kerk

, or "New Church," is located on Dam Square, adjacent to the Royal Palace.

03 of 08

Westerkerk

Amsterdam's Westerkerk
Photo Courtesy of Amsterdam Tourism and Convention Board

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was married in the Westerkerk, or "west church." Read more about it here.

04 of 08

Zuiderkerk

Amsterdam's Zuiderkerk
Photo © 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

Amsterdam's

Zuiderkerk

, or "south church," is no longer a functioning church, but is open to visitors.

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05 of 08

St. Nicolaaskerk

Amsterdam's St. Nicolaaskerk
Photo © Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

The St. Nicolaaskerk near Centraal Station is still a functioning church in Amsterdam.

06 of 08

Noorderkerk

Amsterdam's Noorderkerk
Photo Courtesy of Amsterdam Tourism and Convention Board

The Noorderkerk, or "north church," sits on the sight of a popular Amsterdam market (Noordermarkt). Read more about the church here.

07 of 08

Vondelkerk

Amsterdam's Vondelkerk
Photo © 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

Amsterdam's Vondelkerk is located just outside an entrance to the Vondelpark.

08 of 08

English Reformed Church

Amsterdam's English Reformed Church
Photo © 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

The English Reformed Church is located in the Begijnhof, a hidden courtyard of cottages originally built in the 14th century (and one of my suggested free Amsterdam attractions). It was established in 1607 for English-speaking worshippers in Amsterdam. The church, whose minister is always from Scotland, still holds English-speaking services.

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