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This magnificent Renaissance church (circa 1620) is identified by its high tower (more than 245 feet high,) and is the site of Rembrandt's grave who was buried here in 1669.
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Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Right by Anne franks house so easy to find. Sadly we visited on a Sunday so the church and the tower was closed but still nice to look at! Shame TripAdvisor didn’t have the opening times on here hence 3 stars

Thank Barbs25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited here as the clouds burst on our way to Ann Frank’s house. But it was worth the visit. A typical Protestant church - no stained glass, but an organ as grandiose as our can imagine. Hard chairs, but the preacher’s pulpit as...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were not able to visit the interior of the church because we arrived in the area towards evening. I had hoped to visit the Anne Frank House and hear the bells of the West Church, the same bells that Anne Frank spoke about. We...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Weterkerk (or the West Church) is a Reformed Dutch Protestant Church and is located in the western part if the Centrum borough next to the Jordaan neighborhood. It is also located between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals and is about 50 feet away from the...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is right next to Ann frank house and is well worth a visit. It’s free to go in and look around, but you pay to go up the tower, worth it though for the view.

Thank loopylass121
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This church is well worth a visit not least because of its connections to Rembrandt and its closeness to Anne Franks museum. We didn't go up the tower because it was closed but we did get to hear the most wonderful visiting German Choir -...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Of the numerous things we saw and did in Amsterdam, climbing the tower of Westerkerk was the activity my 7-year-old daughters enjoyed the most. The church itself has limited hours (from 10-3), and is rather plain on the inside other than a huge organ, but...More

Thank atrevida
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches in Amsterdam, and climbing up the tower is well worth, the view is wonderful. I bought a little painting from an old man who sat in the church, a very fine piece of art for a not so bad...More

Thank Gunnar K
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Nice little church. We saw it from outside, but didn't go in. You will cross it while walking towards Anne Frank's house.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This beautiful church is one of the landmarks of Amsterdam. It is situated near quite a few attractions such as the Anne Frank house which is just around the corner with lots of cafes and restaurants surrounding it. Its bells chime to the hour and...More

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1 April 2017|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I have no idea. The church is large, historic with many layers of subject matter. How long you spend depends on your interests. Most folks spend less than one hour, but if you are keen to understand the meaning of... More
29 March 2015|
Response from CheckGO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just see this message today. I hope you enjoy your walk up the tower.