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This magnificent Renaissance church (circa 1620) is identified by its high tower (more than 245 feet high,) and is the site of Rembrandt's grave who was buried here in 1669.
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Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 7766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first morning we were in Amsterdam, we took a tour of the Westkerk's bell tower and climbed to an amazing view over Amsterdam. It was fun to ask our host to point out various city sites. This gave us a great lay of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice church centrally located, and right next to the Anne Frank house. Rather modern building and not much stained glass windows which i'm use to from a church.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 30 August 2019

We didn't realise you had to book a guided tour slot (should have checked Trip Advisor!) so turned up expecting to be able to go straight up. However, we did sign up for the guide as Adrian was very welcoming, his humour infectious and you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank matthew r
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Lovely church that was playing tunes with the bells when we were around the are. The streets around it were busy as it is next to Anne Frank House. Very pretty church and intricately detailed.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank tinylass
Reviewed 27 July 2019

Grand & imposing, this old church sits in the old centre. Unfortunately, on my intended visit, the interior was closed for restoration. Open September.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank david n
Reviewed 14 July 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 9 July 2019

As it was renovations on the church when I was there (and until november 2019?) I only had acess to the tower which was what I wanted anyway, to go up for the view. I think it was about £9 for a half hour guide...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank nicolepN322BD
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Very nice church ⛪️ ringing on many bells 🔔 , located in same area as famous Anne Frank house. Many tourists waiting around for attraction or just enjoying life on canal. Place where famous Rembrandt is buried

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Soko37
Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

Really pleased with our guided tour to the top of the church tower. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Must see view. A special thank you to our guide who retrieved my bank card from between the cracks in the floorboards at the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank auscarmen
Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

Located very close to Anne Frank’s House, you’ll find Westerkerk, a parish church found within the Canal Belt in Amsterdam. It has the highest church tower in the city which stands at eighty-seven meters and is adorned with a crown.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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1 October 2019|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
Access to the Bell Tower is via the guided tours at the charge of Euro $7 pp. Registration in advance for tour time allotment.
1 April 2017|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I have no idea. The church is large, historic with many layers of subject matter. How long you spend depends on your interests. Most folks spend less than one hour, but if you are keen to understand the meaning of... More
29 March 2015|
Response from CheckGO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just see this message today. I hope you enjoy your walk up the tower.