De Duif

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De Duif information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Prinsengracht 756
+31 520 00 90
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Tram: 4 Prinsengracht
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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.