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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

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow
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
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.

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What's included
  • Entrance to the museum
  • Audio guide
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Museum Our Lord in the Attic
38,Oudezijds Voorburgwal, 1012 GE, Amsterdam
Key info
Audio guide
Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Limited access. The church is not wheelchair accessible. A lift and an accessible bathroom are available in the entrance building
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!

Peter
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Reviews
Oct 3, 2018
A worthwhile look at the church in the attic. Enjoyed. Would recommend.
Sep 14, 2018
Beautiful church which you might never know was there. Excellent layout given the confines of Amsterdam properties of the age. A must see attraction for visitors to this city - full of information about the religious upheaval across Europe at the time.
Sep 1, 2018
Wonderful piece of Amsterdam’s history, beautifully presented.
Jun 20, 2018
Very interesting and well presented. We learned a lot about Amsterdam's history
Apr 19, 2018
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Apr 1, 2018
Well worth a visit. Great history to the Church. Staff very friendly
Feb 24, 2018
Unbelievable how well preserved and presented this is ..well done
Dec 28, 2017
Great customer service, very helpful audio tour. If you have an hour, this is a very enjoyable discovery!
Jul 8, 2018
molto interessante, affascinante testimonianza storica
Ne consiglio vivamente la visita
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