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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38

Price & Hours

12.50 euros (about $14) for adults; 6 euros (a...
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sun 1-6 p.m.


Museums, Churches/Religious Sites Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

For a glimpse at how locals lived and worshipped during the 17th century, visit the Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Soldier. Part-home, part-church, this historic site is the second-oldest museum in Amsterdam (behind the Rijksmuseum). On the lower levels, you'll find period furnishings spread throughout living areas, kitchens and bedrooms, as well as a set of stairs that lead to the attic, where the church is located. Religious services no longer take place at the church, but the property offers various exhibits about religious tolerance in the Netherlands, as the Catholic church had to operate in secret in its early years.

History buffs and religious travelers will likely enjoy wandering around this museum. Visitors praise the property's beautiful interior and interesting exhibits, adding that the complimentary audio tour offers many informative tidbits. There's even an age-appropriate audio guide for kids ages 10 to 12. Keep in mind, the building's small size and multiple staircases may make some parts of the property difficult to access for those with mobility issues.

The Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Soldier can be found in the northeastern section of downtown's Binnenstad neighborhood. To get to the museum using public transportation, plan on taking the No. 4, 14 or 24 tram to the Dam stop. The property also sits within walking distance of the central train station and multiple hotels. Entry costs 6 to 12.50 euros (about $7 to $14) per person, though admission is waived for travelers with the I amsterdam City Card and kids 4 and younger. Tickets include access to all exhibits, plus a cafe and a gift shop. The museum welcomes visitors on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Check out the property's website for additional information.

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