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Things to do in Amsterdam

Westerkerk Amsterdam

Address:
Prinsengracht 281
1016GW Amsterdam

The ‘Westerkerk’ is the largest protestant church of Holland and dates from 1631. It’s a beautiful structure with an imposing 85 meter high tower looking out over Amsterdam. The church Westerkerk also includes a carillon with 50 bells and an impressive organ.

  • Holland’s biggest Protestant church.
  • Discover the important role of the Westerkerk church in the history of Amsterdam.
  • Combine your visit to the Westerkerk with the Anne Frank House or Gay Monument.

History of the Westerkerk

The church has played an important part in the history of Amsterdam. In 1669 painter Rembrandt van Rijn was buried somewhere in the church (nobody knows exactly where). Anne Frank mentions the Westerkerk several times in her diary. Moreover, Queen Beatrix married Claus von Amsberg here in 1966.

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You can easily combine a visit to the church with other activities as it is situated near the Anne Frank House, the Homomonument and the Nine Streets shopping area.

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