Amsterdam's Top Historic Churches

  • 01 of 08

    Oude Kerk

    Amsterdam's 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.
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  • 02 of 08

    Nieuwe Kerk

    Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk
    ••• Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk. Photo © Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com
    The Nieuwe Kerk, or "New Church," is located on Dam Square, adjacent to the Royal Palace.
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  • 03 of 08

    Westerkerk

    Amsterdam's 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.

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  • 04 of 08

    Zuiderkerk

    Amsterdam's 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
    ••• Amsterdam's St. Nicolaaskerk. Photo © Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
    The St. Nicolaaskerk near Centraal Station is still a functioning church in Amsterdam.
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  • 06 of 08

    Noorderkerk

    Amsterdam's 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.

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  • 07 of 08

    Vondelkerk

    Amsterdam's Vondelkerk
    ••• Amsterdam's Vondelkerk. Photo © 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com
    Amsterdam's Vondelkerk is located just outside an entrance to the Vondelpark.
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  • 08 of 08

    English Reformed Church

    Amsterdam's 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.