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 - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-5.30pm

Entrance Prices

Full Price: € 10,00
Children under 13: Free entrance
Oudekerksplein 23,1012 GX Amsterdam