Westerkerk, Amsterdam

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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 .
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  • I came here 2 weeks ago on a Monday at 1:30pm & was told the next time-slot was for 3pm, so I settled for 5:30pm (the last one before they close at 6pm) so I could head to a museum first. I paid 9 eur...  more »
  • We did the Westerkerk bell tower tour during a 6 hr layover in Amsterdam. Tour took about 30 min. Great tid bits about local historical events. A lot of stairs, but was worth the view.  more »
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  • 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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