St. Nicholas Basilica
St. Nicholas Basilica
4.5
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 2 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 4 min walk
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  • THINGS2LIVE4
    Rocky River, Ohio2,321 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Choir Mass
    Check the website, I believe that it was a Friday afternoon they have a choir mass. The church is just a one minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. The historic church’s in Europe continue to amaze me, most are open during the day for sight seeing. They do ask that you not take pictures or sight see during an actual mass.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 July 2023
  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, Nevada3,550 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Basilica - but often closed
    I’be visited Amsterdam 6 or 7 times in the past 20 years - and this was the first time I was able to walk into St. Nicholas Basilica. Was thrilled to find it open in July. Fantastic location right near the central train station - you can’t miss it. Lovely interior - with stunning stained glass. Note: in July 2023 there was a huge amount of construction around the church with barriers everywhere.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Ian S
    147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Church In A Busy City
    On Friday 11th August, 2023, we visited Amsterdam at the end of our Rhine Cruise. Walking around the city we came across St. Nicholas Basilica near Centraal Station. The church seemed quite dark inside however there was lovely stained glass, many pieces of art and ornaments to admire. It is of Baroque and Renaissance Revival style. Outside was a majestic dome and towers. Admission was free. It was well worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Elias Saad
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,964 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the most famous buildings of the Amsterdam skyline
    located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station. St, Nicholas is the patron saint of both the church and the city of Amsterdam. The basilica is the city's primary Roman Catholic church. A popular spot in Amsterdam , It was built between 1884 and 1887 and is known for its beautiful neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque style architecture. It is one of the most famous buildings of the Amsterdam skyline. Highly recommended and a must visit while in Amsterdam
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Parrotthead1
    Fort Worth, Texas143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful paintings
    Beautiful paintings and statues. Very quiet and I crowded when I was there. Go in the morning for the best sunlight coming through the stained glass windows. Very small gift shop - could benefit from a larger selection. Lit candles for my family and friends. Right across from the central train station.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 March 2024
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Luna
Arnhem, The Netherlands9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Another stunning church in the middle of Amsterdam. You're free to walk around and take pictures and there's also a little gift shop corner with some beautiful jewellery.
Written 22 May 2024
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Karin I
Curaçao3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Went almost every day to this churc multilingual just check the days. The churc is very historical and the location is just in front of the central station
Written 15 May 2024
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Parrotthead1
Fort Worth, TX143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Beautiful paintings and statues. Very quiet and I crowded when I was there. Go in the morning for the best sunlight coming through the stained glass windows.

Very small gift shop - could benefit from a larger selection.

Lit candles for my family and friends.

Right across from the central train station.
Written 18 March 2024
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Elias Saad
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station.
St, Nicholas is the patron saint of both the church and the city of Amsterdam.
The basilica is the city's primary Roman Catholic church.
A popular spot in Amsterdam , It was built between 1884 and 1887 and is known for its beautiful neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque style architecture.
It is one of the most famous buildings of the Amsterdam skyline.
Highly recommended and a must visit while in Amsterdam
Written 19 October 2023
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Ian S
Wigan147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
On Friday 11th August, 2023, we visited Amsterdam at the end of our Rhine Cruise.
Walking around the city we came across St. Nicholas Basilica near Centraal Station. The church seemed quite dark inside however there was lovely stained glass, many pieces of art and ornaments to admire. It is of Baroque and Renaissance Revival style. Outside was a majestic dome and towers. Admission was free. It was well worth a visit.
Written 25 August 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,744 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
This is one of the Gothic beauties in the city. The church is truly an amazing structure in a city of weed and prostitution. It bring a sense of reasoning and balance to ones spirit . It is open a few hours a day and is truly gorgeous inside and out.
Written 24 August 2023
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I’be visited Amsterdam 6 or 7 times in the past 20 years - and this was the first time I was able to walk into St. Nicholas Basilica. Was thrilled to find it open in July. Fantastic location right near the central train station - you can’t miss it. Lovely interior - with stunning stained glass.

Note: in July 2023 there was a huge amount of construction around the church with barriers everywhere.
Written 1 August 2023
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THINGS2LIVE4
Rocky River, OH2,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Check the website, I believe that it was a Friday afternoon they have a choir mass. The church is just a one minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. The historic church’s in Europe continue to amaze me, most are open during the day for sight seeing. They do ask that you not take pictures or sight see during an actual mass.
Written 10 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lisajlb
Westhoughton, UK1,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely Basilica. Not that old really due to the reformation. Very nice inside, and once you know the story of the old church and visit the hidden church, this brings you full circle. Get the a4 card to find our key things to look for once inside
Written 19 May 2023
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Serif K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Takes about 1 hour to se all. Nice paintings and design. A lot of history. Sit and feel it. Very beautiful and it is worth a visit. Next to the central station
Written 17 May 2023
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