Amsterdam's Top Historic Churches

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Oude Kerk

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

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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.

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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."

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Zuiderkerk

Amsterdam's Zuiderkerk
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Amsterdam's Zuiderkerk, or "south church," is no longer a functioning church, but is open to visitors.

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St. Nicolaaskerk

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

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Noorderkerk

Amsterdam's Noorderkerk
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The Noorderkerk, or "north church," sits on the sight of a popular Amsterdam market (Noordermarkt).

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Vondelkerk

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

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English Reformed Church

Amsterdam's English Reformed Church
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The English Reformed Church is located in the Begijnhof, a hidden courtyard of cottages originally built in the 14th century. 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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