'Nice, but kinda boring church on the Dam.'
Beautiful sober Church on the Dam, which has not much to offer to the visitor. Also regularly cultural exhibitions.
- beautiful church
- regular interesting exhibitions
- sober annd therefore somewhat boring
- relatively little to see
- high admission price
Our review of Nieuwe Kerk
This sober Church dates from the 14th century and is part of many fires and refurbishments. Around 1650 the Church got its present form. By the iconoclasm in the 16th century the Interior became Protestant and therefore sober. The new Church has a beautiful organ, an imposing rostrum and a gold plated choir screen. The State Chair has a central place and not the altar. The Protestants believe the sermon is the main part of the service. The new Church is the burial site for a number of prominent Dutch from the 17th century, including Michiel de Ruyter (Naval hero) and Joost van den Vondel (writer).
Since 1898 the new Church is used as space for Royal ceremonial events such as the coronation of the new Queen in 1898, 1948 and 1980. The building now has no function more as a Church. Now good exhibitions are held regularly. Check out the website for more information.
Facts of Nieuwe Kerk
Duration of visit
Amount of visitors
Every day (sometimes closed, check website)
10 am - 5pm
+31 (0)20 6386909