De Duif

sights / Religious

De Duif information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
Street Prinsengracht 756
Telephone
+31 520 00 90
Getting there
tram 4 Prinsengracht
More information
http://deduif.home.xs4all.nl
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Lonely Planet review

In 1796, shortly after the French-installed government proclaimed freedom of religion, De Duif was the first Catholic church to be built with a public entrance for more than two centuries. These days De Duif is no longer Catholic but Ecumenical, and it's also a venue for concerts, opera and private events.

If you're able to peek inside, check out the clay friezes of the Stations of the Cross on the right-hand wall. The pulpit carvings are of St Willebrordus of Utrecht, and the organ is a sight in its own right, reaching up to the vaulted ceiling.