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Tickets for Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder + Audio Guide

Take a peek into Amsterdam’s forbidden past in the city's oldest museum

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Wheelchair accessible: Limited access. The church is not wheelchair accessible. A lift and an accessible bathroom are available in the entrance building
Audio guide: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience a secret church as worshippers did in the 1600s, and see the living quarters of a typical Amsterdam canal house
  • See the organ from 1794 and spot treasures from Dutch life in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
  • Learn stories of the past with a free audio guide, and get great views of Amsterdam from the upper floors

Description

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ('Our Lord in the Attic') is a stunning 17th-century canal house that has a fully functioning Catholic Church on its top three floors! Visit the atmospheric schuilkerk (clandestine church) and explore the museum on the lower floor, all with audio guide accompaniment. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

This secret church was created when The Alteration of 1578 took away the right of Catholics to worship in public.

Spanning three attics in three canal houses, Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder has been a museum since 1888. Walk the long, narrow layout and its nooks and crannies, see the period art and ornate, baroque furniture and don't miss the angels among mortals behind the altar.

The lower floors let you explore the living quarters of a typical Amsterdam canal house, where remnants from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries paint a vivid picture.

The free audio guide details the evolution of this 'house church' and recounts colorful stories from its past, while the upper floors afford charming views out over the rooftops of old Amsterdam.

Insider tip

Mass is still held in the attic church on the first Sunday of the month at 11:00. It's free for church visitors and a wonderfully unique experience, whatever your faith!

Arne
General Counsel

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to the museum
Audio guide

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Venue

Opening hours

Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Museum Our Lord in the Attic
38,Oudezijds Voorburgwal, 1012 GE, Amsterdam
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Ratings & reviews

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Feb 19, 2020
Excellent
A lovely informative experience
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Jan 28, 2020
Good
Thoroughly enjoyed this magical house
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Oct 29, 2019
Excellent
Very interesting and informative attraction - friendly staff and brilliant multi-lingual audio commentary, which really brought the history of the attic chapel to life.

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