Museum Amstelkring

Museum Amstelkring information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Street Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40
+31 20 624 66 04
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adult/child €8/4
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1-5pm Sun, longer hours for special exhibits
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Lonely Planet review

The Museum Amstelkring hides a secret church. Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Dear Lord in the Attic), as it’s known, was a Catholic chapel set up c 1578 after the Calvinists seized power and outlawed other religions. Inside you’ll find the city’s richest collection of Catholic art, a labyrinth of tiled staircases, cubbyhole quarters and the unexpectedly grand worship room itself. The museum is being renovated through to 2011, but remains open to visitors.