Noorderkerk

sights / Religious

Noorderkerk information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
Street Noordermarkt 48
Getting there
tram 3/10 Marnixplein
More information
www.noorderkerk.org
Opening hours
10.30am-12.30pm Mon, 11am-1pm Sat, 1.30-5.30pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Near the Prinsengracht's northern end, this imposing Calvinist church was completed in 1623 for the 'common' people in the Jordaan. (The upper classes attended the Westerkerk further south.) It was built in the shape of a broad Greek cross (four arms of equal length) around a central pulpit, giving the entire congregation unimpeded access to the word of God.

This design, unusual at the time, would become common for Protestant churches throughout the country.

Noorderkerk hosts a well-regarded Saturday afternoon concert series.