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New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) Tours

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New Church (Nieuwe Kerk)
The New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) is among the most important churches in Amsterdam, though these days the predominantly neo-Gothic structure serves not as a house of worship but as a museum and exhibition space. In addition to hosting exhibits and organ performances, it's also used by the Dutch Royal Family for investitures and weddings.

The Basics
The New Church was built at the end of the 14th century and served as a house of worship for many years before being taken over by the Dutch Reformed Church in the 16th century. It's worth visiting for its architecture, which includes elements from numerous renovations that have taken place over the century, and for its place in naval history, as many of the country's most important naval members are buried here.

Visit the New Church on your own or as part of a group or private walking tour for more historical context. Free entrance may be included with some city passes.   
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The New Church is a must-visit for history, art, and architecture fans. 
  • Check ahead to find out about current and upcoming special exhibitions. 
  • The church is wheelchair accessible. 
 
How to Get There
The New Church is situated on Amsterdam's central Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. It's also next to Amsterdam's Dam tram station and a 10-minute walk from the main railway station, Centraal. It's easy to reach the church from most of the city's tourist attractions, including from the Rijksmuseum (25-minute walk), and the Anne Frank House (10-minute walk).
 
When to Get There
The New Church is open daily. It's a year-round attraction, with special exhibitions held throughout the year. There are occasional free tours available to families in winter. Organ concerts are held around Christmas and New Year’s.

Joost van den Vondel
The church is the final resting place of Joost van den Vondel, an important poet and playwright in Dutch history. Amsterdam's Vondelpark was named after the writer, and his image once graced the 5-guilder banknote. Although van den Vondel was Roman Catholic, he was buried in the church, fitting as he was a long time crusader for religious tolerance.
Address: Gravenstraat 17, 1012 NL, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited use of public transport, a canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Open Boat - Small Group - from Anne Frank House

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Amsterdam Layover Tour: Private City Tour with Return Airport Transfer

Amsterdam Layover Tour: Private City Tour with Return Airport Transfer

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

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Amsterdam History Walking Tour

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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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Private Tour: Secret Beer Tour Amsterdam

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Private Fun Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Private Shore Excursion: The Best of Amsterdam on a panoramic tour

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Amsterdam Small Group Walking Tour

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