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H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (De Papegaai)

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Church on a busy shopping street

Unusual location though there is a poster outside the entrance which itself has a lovely tiled... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
Hidden Church

There are a few hidden churches in the Netherlands and they are all part of the history. This one... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Kalverstraat 58, 1012 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Came across it while doing Rick Steves tour - it is a hidden church in a bust shopping street. Worth a look.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Unusual location though there is a poster outside the entrance which itself has a lovely tiled religious image. The church dates from the 1880s so plenty of art deco material in the building which encases the body of the church. The church itself is well...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

There are a few hidden churches in the Netherlands and they are all part of the history. This one is down the main shopping street and worth a look. There is a little shop inside. A donation is requested to help with the upkeep.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is another one of those churches in Amsterdam which, because Catholicism was forbidden, was hidden behind various facades until in 1899, the Parrot obtained an official gateway. This entrance is located in-between shops on a popular shopping street and if you were not looking...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a another example of a magnificent ornate and old cathedral. Built in the middle of the 19th century this neoclassic is worth a bit of time. Built during the Reformation, the church was designed to be a secret with a code name parrot, thus...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

‘Een kwartier voor God’ ( a quarter of an hour for God) is written on the sign outside on the very busy ‘Kalverstraat’ in Amsterdam. If you’re not careful you can easily miss it since it’s entrance is not one you would easily notice. A...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

It's like the scavenger hunt you did as a kid to find this place. Very pretty inside, very small and easy to walk right by as you make your way down Kalverstraat. If you are a Catholic ,which we were, and you're visiting Rome, also...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We stumbled on this church as we were walking from Dam Square, it is in the middle of a shopping strip. The inside is quite amazing and has some fantastic paintings. You only need about 30 minutes, so it is a good sojourn from the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This oasis of calm is hidden in plain view along Kalverstraat, one of the busiest streets in Amsterdam. In amongst all the modern shops there is a frontage that is out of character with it's surroundings, yet you could easily miss it and walk straight...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a lovely hidden church in the main shopping street of Amsterdam and even if you don't go to church it is worth a visit. If you do go there is a mass on Sunday lunchtime which has all the pomp and circumstance of...More

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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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Dear Nick, I just checked the website for you and this is what I found: Sunday 12:15 Mass in English Amsterdam welcomes more and more foreign visitors and expats who may appreciate a Mass in their own language (or at... More
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