Westerkerk was one of the first built for Protestants in the Netherlands and remains the largest originally Protestant church in the country. Many of the current Protestant churches were originally Roman Catholic, and then were later converted during the Reformation in 1578. West Church was built from 1620 to 1631. Admire the Dutch Renaissance style and the 85 m (279 ft) tower, Westertoren, which is the tallest in Amsterdam. This church is also the site of Rembrandt's burial. Although the exact location is unknown, his remains are assumed to be along the northern wall. Located near the Anne Frank House, the church and its chiming bells were often mentioned in her diary. Put Westerkerk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam trip builder site.
A beautiful church which holds regular, free organ recitals. Very atmospheric and well worth a look inside. more »
This is situated somewhat away from tourist center, and like other churches, not super interesting, but you can go in for free. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, do go check it out. more »
Beautiful piece of history and an iconic sight in Amsterdam. Adds a lot of character to the surrounding area and can be seen clearly coming from any direction. I have not been inside so I wouldn't know myself, but heard the view from the tower is spectacular.
An interesting Renaissance church with an extremely high bell tower. Here is buried Rembrandt. Unfortunately, during our visit, the church was closed and we could not enter inside. Nearby is Anne Frank's house.
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