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Noorderkerk information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Noordermarkt 48
Getting there
Tram: 3/10 Marnixplein
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Opening hours
10.30am-12.30pm Mon, 11am-1pm Sat
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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.

Sunday services take place at 10am and 6.30pm. Noorderkerk also hosts the well-regarded Saturday afternoon Nooderkerkconcerten concert series.