De Nieuwe Kerk

Nieuwe Kerk

Special exhibitions in the most-visited church of Amsterdam. 

When the Old Church got too small in the end of the 14th century, de Nieuwe Kerk (translated: The New Church) was built. The gothic church, built like Amiens Cathedral, was devoted to Our Lady and the Holy Catharina. The name, however, always remained the same to keep a distinction between the Old and the New Church. In the spring of 1410 De Nieuwe Kerk was in use for the first time. In 1578, when catholicism was forbidden, the rich decoration was replaced by an interior based on Protestantism: the statues and altarpieces were removed or destroyed and the walls were painted white. As of now the New Church is the most visited church in The Netherlands.

Organ new churchThe last 30 years the church became a cultural heart of the city and is famous for its exhibitions. The church is also known for the location of the National Memorial Day on May 4. In 1980, formerly Queen Beatrix was inaugurated in De Nieuwe Kerk. In 2002 the current King, Willem Alexander, and his wife Maxima Zorrequieta used the church as a location for their wedding.

Opening times and fees

Monday - Saturday: 11am until 17pm
Closed on January 1 and December 25
Entrance fee adults: € 16,00
Kids until 11 years: free

Address and map

De Nieuwe Kerk
Dam Square, 1012 NL Amsterdam
Go to the website for more information
T +31(0)20 638 69 09

JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Google Maps.
However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser.
To view Google Maps, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, and then try again.

Amsterdam Oude Stad logo

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 264
1012 RS Amsterdam
T +31(0)20 - 62 38 622

10 Euro information pack

Order now the 'ready to go' information pack: the first step if you are planning a trip to versatile Amsterdam. Discover the beauty that Amsterdam has to offer. The best guide for your walk through Amsterdam or the perfect gift for Amsterdam enthusiasts!