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H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (De Papegaai)

Kalverstraat 58, 1012 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1889
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Hidden in plain view

This oasis of calm is hidden in plain view along Kalverstraat, one of the busiest streets in... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Jellybellydancer
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Burscough, United Kingdom
Hidden Church in the shopping street of Amsterdam (Latin/English High Mass Sunday 12:15)

This is a lovely hidden church in the main shopping street of Amsterdam and even if you don't go to... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Nicky D
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Kalverstraat 58, 1012 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

1  Thank Jellybellydancer
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

Thank Nicky D
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a former concealed Catholic church, stil in use for Holy Mass and confession. Yes, it is open to the public. Walk down Kalverstraat to find this church. Keep your eyes open, because it is easy to walk by this location. You will immediately...More

Thank nzwaneveld
Reviewed 4 April 2016

In the middle of this avenue , exactly on 58 no. lies a discreet church, called De Papegaai (Parrot). Built in 1700 in the garden of a house from a birds seller, is a good place to visit .One of the things most strikingis the...More

Thank DarlanPolignac
Reviewed 29 March 2016

A place of silence amidst the bustle, take a moment to pray. We prayed amidst the attrocities by the Pakistan Taliban. Think for a moment about the world we suffer in for the sake of false Gods of commerce and hatred,

Thank EachPeachPearPlum
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a neat (and tiny!) little church in Amsterdam, down the street from the Station Centraal. It's a hidden church that the Catholics worshiped in when it wasn't PC to be Catholic in a Protestant world. Sobering reminder of this time in history.

Thank Meagan D
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We were walking down the busy shopping street that is Kalverstraat when we came across an an usual facade with a stone parrot. When we realised that this was a church we went inside for a look. This is a lovely little church and still...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

A secluded and silenced church, to slowly stroll in and taking a view to the incredible chairs, aged and wonderful. A really incredible difference between the huge interior and the tiny facade.

Thank MgpF
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The frontage of this church does not lead you to believe that once inside you find a large Catholic church. There was a time in Amsterdam that Catholics were not allowed to practice their religion. This is one of the hidden churches of the time....More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 27 November 2014

The church is easy to miss unless you are looking for it. It is located on one of the pedestrian shopping areas, Kalverstraat. It's almost invisible to everyone unless you are looking for it.Beautiful on the inside, and not what to expect in the shopping...More

2  Thank gloughmiller
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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
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