Nieuwe Kerk

Top choice church in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

This 15th-century, late-Gothic basilica is only ‘new’ in relation to the Oude Kerk (Old Church; from 1306). A few monumental items dominate the otherwise spartan interior – a magnificent carved oak chancel, a bronze choir screen, a massive organ and enormous stained-glass windows. It's the site of royal investitures and weddings; the building is otherwise used for art exhibitions and concerts. Opening times and prices can vary depending on what’s going on. An audioguide costs €2.

Recitals featuring the main organ – the Netherlands' largest historic pipe organ – take place at noon from Wednesday to Monday; special concerts are held at noon on Tuesday.


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