Zuiderkerk

Church in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Famed Dutch Renaissance architect Hendrick de Keyser built the 'Southern Church' in 1611. This was the first custom-built Protestant church in Amsterdam – still Catholic in design but with no choir. The final church service was held here in 1929. During the 'Hunger Winter' of WWII it served as a morgue.

The interior is now used for private events, but you can contact www.westertorenamsterdam.nl about climbing the tower for a sky-high city view.

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