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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire church was taken over by a Buddha exibition. I reluctantly paid to go in but my friend refused. I understand the need to use the space but it was so overwhelming that I just walked round and straight out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an old historicial church in the Dam area. you will find a lot of different exhibition inside. you even get a Buddha and Dalai lama. unique museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Would prefer a cathedral visit without the Buddha exhibit. It seemed out of place, a blending of two different religions. Maybe that's the point, but I lost it... The stained glass windows are lovely and lit up at night for a better view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The Nieuwe Kerk is a very beautiful and old church at the Dam in Amsterdam. Famous for the crowning of Dutch Queens and Kings. A audioguide is available. Especially from now October till the 3rd of February of 2019 you can enjoy the exhibition of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 797keess
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Nieuwe Kerk is an old historical church at Dam Square. It is nice inside with stained glass windows and occasional served as venue for exhibitions. Nice photo opportunity in taking pictures on the facade of the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I did not pay my 17,50 but had a peer in from the gift shop! It looks like the Buddha exhibition may be interesting but lots of gauzy hangings block the view of the architecture, which is what I wanted to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t planned to visit this church, but on arriving in Amsterdam noticed that it held a Buddhist exhibition that had been opened by the Dalai Lama. So I paid the €17.50 entry fee and the exhibition was excellent. I particularly liked the element of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beth S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This place has lot of exhibitions going on, on a weekly basis. Since both me and my wife are not much of history buffs we did not venture inside.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 9 August 2018

When I visited in July, it was housing the World Press photo exhibition. If you are looking for a quiet place to pray or to appreciate the history, you may want to think twice before buying the ticket to go inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We just came to Dam Square, looked at all of the buildings and then made a choice of which place to enter. We were going to enter the church but there was a World Press Photo 2018 exhibit or something like that so we opted...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel A
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