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H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (De Papegaai)

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Little church with beautiful story....

Dates back to the days when Catholics had to worship in secret, when Protestants were persecuting... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Church on a busy shopping street

Unusual location though there is a poster outside the entrance which itself has a lovely tiled... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Kalverstraat 58, 1012 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Dates back to the days when Catholics had to worship in secret, when Protestants were persecuting Catholics all over Europe.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Came across it while doing Rick Steves tour - it is a hidden church in a bust shopping street. Worth a look.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Unusual location though there is a poster outside the entrance which itself has a lovely tiled religious image. The church dates from the 1880s so plenty of art deco material in the building which encases the body of the church. The church itself is well...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

There are a few hidden churches in the Netherlands and they are all part of the history. This one is down the main shopping street and worth a look. There is a little shop inside. A donation is requested to help with the upkeep.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is another one of those churches in Amsterdam which, because Catholicism was forbidden, was hidden behind various facades until in 1899, the Parrot obtained an official gateway. This entrance is located in-between shops on a popular shopping street and if you were not looking...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a another example of a magnificent ornate and old cathedral. Built in the middle of the 19th century this neoclassic is worth a bit of time. Built during the Reformation, the church was designed to be a secret with a code name parrot, thus...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

‘Een kwartier voor God’ ( a quarter of an hour for God) is written on the sign outside on the very busy ‘Kalverstraat’ in Amsterdam. If you’re not careful you can easily miss it since it’s entrance is not one you would easily notice. A...More

Thank HarTeeuw
Reviewed 27 October 2017

It's like the scavenger hunt you did as a kid to find this place. Very pretty inside, very small and easy to walk right by as you make your way down Kalverstraat. If you are a Catholic ,which we were, and you're visiting Rome, also...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We stumbled on this church as we were walking from Dam Square, it is in the middle of a shopping strip. The inside is quite amazing and has some fantastic paintings. You only need about 30 minutes, so it is a good sojourn from the...More

Thank Seaside809117
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This oasis of calm is hidden in plain view along Kalverstraat, one of the busiest streets in Amsterdam. In amongst all the modern shops there is a frontage that is out of character with it's surroundings, yet you could easily miss it and walk straight...More

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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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Nick L
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Dear Nick, I just checked the website for you and this is what I found: Sunday 12:15 Mass in English Amsterdam welcomes more and more foreign visitors and expats who may appreciate a Mass in their own language (or at... More
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