Westerkerk, Amsterdam

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Westerkerk was one of the first built for Protestants in the Netherlands and remains the largest originally Protestant church in the country. Many of the current Protestant churches were originally Roman Catholic, and then were later converted during the Reformation in 1578. West Church was built from 1620 to 1631. Admire the Dutch Renaissance style and the 85 m (279 ft) tower, Westertoren, which is the tallest in Amsterdam. This church is also the site of Rembrandt's burial. Although the exact location is unknown, his remains are assumed to be along the northern wall. Located near the Anne Frank House, the church and its chiming bells were often mentioned in her diary. Put Westerkerk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam trip builder site.
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  • Early 17th century church near the Anne Frank House. It has rather simple decor in the inside. The clock tower serves as a landmark in the area. 
    Early 17th century church near the Anne Frank House. It has rather simple decor in the inside. The clock tower serves as a landmark in the area.  more »
  • Westerkerk is one of the many beautiful churches in the centre of Amsterdam. It's about a 10 minute walk from Dam Square and is really close to the Anne Frank Huis. It has some really lovely... 
    Westerkerk is one of the many beautiful churches in the centre of Amsterdam. It's about a 10 minute walk from Dam Square and is really close to the Anne Frank Huis. It has some really lovely...  more »
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  • One of (if not) the biggest "Kerk" of Amsterdam. Located nearby the Anne Frank Huis Museum. Both beautiful from the outside and the inside. Anecdotal fact : Rembrandt's son is buried inside the Church, beneath one of the large carved stone lining the bottom of the stoned floor. There are numbers on the Church's stones, and one of them is Rembrandt's son one. Little clue : take a look at the pillars inside the Church to find which graved stone you should look at... Furthermore, this Kerk is palatial. Very beautiful ✅
  • Beautiful architecture and a nice spot surrounded by the canal and very close to the Anne frank museum.

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