Oude Kerk (The Old Church)

The oldest building in the city
The Oude Kerk is located in the heart of Amsterdam, in the middle of the Red Light district. It is the oldest building in the city. A stone church, dedicated to St. Nicolas, was built around 1300. This church would eventually grow to become the impressive monument we know today. The Oude Kerk was probably founded as a wooden chapel in a hamlet by the River Amstel. The IJ flowed towards the church where sailors moored and prayed for a safe return home. Over the centuries, the church grew into the impressive building it is nowadays, which is still considered to be 'Amsterdam's living room'.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
(cash register closes at 5.45pm)
Sunday: 1pm - 5.30pm
(cash register closes at 5.15pm)

27 April: closed
25 December: closed
31 december: 10am - 4pm

Entrance Prices

Adults (from 13 years): € 10,00
Children under 13: free of charge
Groups >15: € 8,00
Students and CJP: € 5,00
Donation: € 2,00
Museum card holders, I Amsterdam City Card, Hollandpas, Stadspas: free of charge


Amsterdam Old Town
Oudekerksplein 23,1012 GX Amsterdam