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St. Nicholas Basilica

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Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 8749
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the first place we visited. As we arrived for the first time at central station we walked out and immediately saw this church. As we walked in we saw all of the colours within the church. It was beautiful. We walked around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicky_reading06
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Nicholas is a late 19th century basilica situated along Prins Hendrikkade in Central Amsterdam. You can see the building facade from Damrak and Amsterdam Central Station. Opening hours are 11-4pm (Tues-Fri) and 12-3pm (Mon & Sat). On Sundays St. Nicholas is open for mass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth stopping in to view the dark interiors. Lovely stained glass. Also keep an eye out for the organ.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ambre2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Across from the Central Station, we entered the Basilica in late afternoon. It was soooo... dark. It was difficult to appreciate the stained glass windows and you had to get up close to any object or painting to even see what it was... Grandiose architecture...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is located close to the railway station and its design is very grand and gothic. It can be seen from many parts of the city and i strongly believe that even if you don't go inside, some photos definitely do the trick,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior mute colors inside such as the black pillars is different and stands apart from the many Cathedrals I've visited around Europe. I actually appreciated its color scheme more then others. There are still bright vibrant gold tones, multicolored paintings and brilliant stained glass...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saint Nicholas church was approved in 2012 by Vatican to become a basilica. It's the only Catholic basilica in Netherlands. Facing Amsterdam central station, the basilica is dedicated to saint Nicholas, patron saint of seafarers. The interior is stunning with fascinating painting decorating every single...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I stepped inside to admire the stunning beauty of the place, and was simply standing at the back looking up at the lovely ceiling when I was quite abruptly told that standing was not allowed and was asked to sit down. I understand that this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 1 December 2018

this is beautiful roman catholic church located near the central station. the design and architecture is really worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old building with high ceilings and awesome stained glass. Located within walking distance of the river cruise dock location, on your way into town. Can't take pictures if there is a service going on but can if there is not. Free.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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Sharon G
17 January 2019|
Response from differentname | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but I found this posted a year ago posted by duck8to from Montville, New Jersey in answer to the same question: Mass schedule: 12:30 Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Saturday (Dutch) 12:30 Tuesday... More
29 October 2017|
Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Masses are held from 12 :30 to 1 on Tuesday through Friday and You may visit the church on these days from 11 am to 4 pm.