You will see this Catholic church when you go to Waterloo Square. The English name is Moses and Aaron Church. The church was built at the beginning of the 19th century and has a history of more than 200 years. It is not open to the public, so you can only take pictures outside.
I didn’t visit this church. I just saw it from afar when I was riding a bike along the canal. It didn’t matter if I saw it. Later, when I walked around the church, I didn’t see it open. Not so clear.
The Moses and Aaron Church was built in the early to mid nineteenth century for the Roman Catholic Franciscan Order. Sadly, it was desecrated in 1969.
MOZES AND AARON CHURHDe Mozes en Aaron Kerk in the Waterlooplein neigborhood of Amsterdam, is official the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (in Dutch: Sint-Antoniuskerk). Originally, 1682, a clandestine church, it was operated by Franciscan priests at a house on Jodenbreestraat (Jewish Broad Street), where the wall tablets of Moses and Aaron hung on the wall. Then in between 1837 and 1841 the church was replaced by a bigger and grander building on the same site. In 2014, after an interruption of 34 years, the church was reconsecrated, and the weekly Sunday mass was resumed, together with weekday prayer services.
Unexpectedly, I could go to some such niche attractions during my one-day walk in Amsterdam. Very exquisite church, I like the statue of Christ above the main entrance.