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It started out as a Catholic church........

Then in the mid 1500's it became a no-no to be Catholic, so it was easy for the Dutch Reformed to... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Small church

Nice enough really though no major attractions. Pop in when visiting the Bejinhof. Plain wood for... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Begijnhof 48 | 1012 WV, 1012 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Then in the mid 1500's it became a no-no to be Catholic, so it was easy for the Dutch Reformed to kick the Catholics out and simply walk in. Then the Dutch Reformed got the same treatment from the English as the Anglicans moved in...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place and a visit durning the week is lovely actually attending a Sunday service is a chance to meet a congregation of locals and to hear an old and beautiful organ. All in all a perfect start to a Sunday in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Nice enough really though no major attractions. Pop in when visiting the Bejinhof. Plain wood for the most part.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This church is in the beginning. There is a leaflet on the way in. Look at the far window it was paid for by the us a to comenerate the pilgrim fathers some of them lived in Amsterdam and of course Leiden. I also loved...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

After you have admired the Begijnhof, a bonus is a short visit to the English Reformed Church, situated in a corner of the Begijnhof. The interior is severe, to be expected from a protestant church. The tourist is welcomed by a member of the staff,...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

In one of Amsterdams most beautiful and historic area is the beautiful English Reformed Church. Located in Begijnhof this simple plain church is one of Amsterdams oldest buildings dating from 1392,we stumbled on it as we were wandering around this part of town and what...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a magnificent example of old Dutch architect. This is one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam. It is the home of the English speaking congregation affiliated with the Church of Scotland. Originally Catholic it was confiscated in the 14 century during the Reformation....More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Small old quaint church in Begijnhof courtyard. It was open when we visited on a Tuesday, many information leaflets in just about every language spoken from Korean to Welsh, Gaelic to Finnish. Woman at the entrance explained that even thought it’s called the English church...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

It was closed during my visit, however, the chapel was opened. I took outside pictures of this church, inside pictures of the chapel, and those of the statues near by. Hoping it would be opened before I leave Amsterdam!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

In the quiet sanctuary of the Begijnhof courtyard, this building from the 1490s has been used by English speaking worshippers since 1607, except for the WW2 period of German occupation. Including the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed in 1620 on the Mayflower to the New World....More

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