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Westerkerk
Top 14 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
106 Reviews
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Monday-Friday 11:00-16:00; April 1st-November 1st Saturday is also open from 11:00-16:00; Sundays and Christmas are not open to visitors, believers can pray, The time is around 10:30-12:00 and the church may be closed for temporary use in other events. Dengta time: April-October Monday-Saturday 10:00-20:00, 30 minutes before closing, admission may be closed during some festivals and events.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Prinsengracht 279, 1016 GW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Official website: https://www.westerkerk.nl
Phone: +31-20-6247766

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A beautiful church and a great way to find your bearings if you get lost in the city streets

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  • ash666
    ash666
    Whitley Bay
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    Well Worth A Visit

    A beautiful church which holds regular, free organ recitals. Very atmospheric and well worth a look inside.

    Reviewed on /Date(1595740190000+0800)/
  • vamsally
    vamsally
    Seattle, Washington, USA
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    free to go in

    This is situated somewhat away from tourist center, and like other churches, not super interesting, but you can go in for free. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, do go check it out.

    Reviewed on /Date(1578831560000+0800)/
  • Traveller162014
    Traveller162014
    Leeds, United Kingdom
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    Great view

    We went up the tower as the actual church is closed due to refurbishments, but the view was amazing. It was brilliant to hear the church bells while at the top too. The tour guide was friendly, funny ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572480432000+0800)/
  • snsn06
    snsn06
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    Unobstructed views - great for photos & 360 scenery of Amsterdam!

    I came here 2 weeks ago on a Monday at 1:30pm & was told the next time-slot was for 3pm, so I settled for 5:30pm (the last one before they close at 6pm) so I could head to a museum first. I paid 9 eur...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571911090000+0800)/
  • pedsnephron
    pedsnephron
    Minnesota
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    Great view

    We did the Westerkerk bell tower tour during a 6 hr layover in Amsterdam. Tour took about 30 min. Great tid bits about local historical events. A lot of stairs, but was worth the view.

    Reviewed on /Date(1571261516000+0800)/

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Introduction

Have you heard the bells ring in a site that reverberates with footsteps from centuries past? Westerkerk's carillon has delighted visitors and neighbors since 1658. It is still played by hand daily. This church is such a place of beauty and serenity, Rembrandt was laid to rest there. As Anne Frank bravely hid in her now-famous attic, she could hear the comforting sounds of Westerkerk. Stand in the same spots where wedding guests of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus witnessed the service. Westerkerk's 36 windows allow you to revel in sunlight, as though the face of God were smiling upon you. Your visit to the Netherlands would be incomplete if you were to miss the delights of this lovely place.
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