Oude Kerk Tower
Guides lead intriguing tours up into the tower. They depart every half hour. Prepare for lots of narrow stairs.
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The statue of Belle rises on the square outside the Oude Kerk. It was erected in 2007 as a nod to sex-industry workers worldwide.
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Oudekerksplein · interesting places nearby
Oude Kerk information
This is Amsterdam's oldest surviving building (from 1306). It's also an intriguing moral contradiction: a church surrounded by active Red Light District windows. Inside, check out the stunning Müller organ, the naughty 15th-century carvings on the choir stalls, and famous Amsterdammers’ tombstones in the floor (including Rembrandt’s wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh). The church often holds art exhibitions. You can also climb the tower on a guided tour.