The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the first church of Amsterdam. Since 800 years people have been praying, buried, trading, making music and getting married here. 10.000 special inhabitants of Amsterdam are resting here, amongst whom composer Sweelinck, the wives of Rembrandt and of poet Vondel, naval heroes, majors and statesmen. European monument, ‘drawing room of the city’ and ‘port church’. Splendid acoustics, ornaments, light and awesome silence… This beautiful monument with a rich history is open for visitors.
You can find a walking route in our free map which will lead you to the most interesting and beautiful sights on this entertaining city walk in the old town of Amsterdam.