Museum Our Lord in the Attic

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One of the city's oldest museums, located in the middle of Amsterdam’s bustling city centre. 

In this museum, visitors get to experience the Dutch Golden Age in a very special way: it is a 17th-century canal house with a top floor converted into a chapel. Jan Hartman bought this house on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the two adjecent buildings on the Heintje Hoekssteeg 350 years ago. He had the attics of the three houses converted into a Roman Catholic church conform to the conventions of that time – nothing on the outside would suggest that there was a house of worship inside. The clandestine churches were very important during this period of time as they marked the beginning of religion tolerance.A room of Our Lord in the Attic

In order to guarantee the preservation of the monument, all residential rooms, stairs and the magnificent attic church have been restored. Where cupboards were converted into display cabinets for works of art decades ago, the process has now been reversed. The display cabinets have been removed and cupboards are cupboards again. The starting point for the restoration and refurbishment is the original function. Visitors experience what the house church looked like when it was in use in this function. Colour, light and furnishings exude the atmosphere of the period in which the last masses took place at the end of the 19th century.

A free audio tour tells the story of the different periods in the house. The new entrance building contains several facilities which the public can expect from a modern museum, such as a museum shop and cafe-restaurant. Enjoy a coffee and relax in this beautiful new cafe!

Guided tours

Due to the limited capacity of this historic house, all groups must be registered in advance. Altar of Our Lord in the AtticAn audioguide is included in the entrance fee. and is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish. Guided tours can be organised upon request and are available in Dutch, English, French and German. Costs: €95,- for 1,5 hour guided tour, € 70,- for a highlights guided tour of 1 hour (maximum group size 10 persons per guide, 2 guides at the same time available). Group reservations do not include the entrance fee. We kindly ask you to register your group beforehand via the bookings office: T +31 (0)20 523 17 20 (Monday to Friday 1pm - 5pm) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Lord in the Attic with children

Our Lord in the Attic AltarEspecially for the little ones (5-10 years) there is a scavenger hunt available through the museum called 'Ladybug in the Attic'. This tour is available for € 1,00. For children of 10-12 years old, there is a free audioguide called "Feast! In the Attic" during which the children learn about the origins of Christian holidays such as St Nicholas, Christmas, Easter and Whitsun.

Opening times and fees

Monday - Saturday from 10am until 5pm
Sun - and holidays from 1pm until 5pm
Closed on April 27 (Kingsday)
On January 1 the museum is opened from 1pm until 5pm
Entrance fee adults: € 11,00
Kids (5-18 years): € 5,50
Kids until 4 years: free

Address and map

Museum Our Lord in the Attic
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam
Go to the website for more information
T +31(0)20 624 66 04

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Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 264
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