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Churches, Amsterdam: 7 reviews and 21 photos

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  • Oosterkerk - Amsterdam
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  • Oosterkerk from the Hoogte Kadijk - Amsterdam
      Oosterkerk from the Hoogte Kadijk
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In 1665 the order to design a new church was given, because the excisting wooden building became far to small. Daniel Stalpaard came up with the overall layout Adriaan Dortsman worked out the details.

The basis is a four-legged Greek cross with four additional lower sections at each corner.

The location was chosen for its accessibility, both by land and over water.

2192 wooden pools were necessary and to ensure a constant groundwater level the walls of the church extend 4 meters into the ground. The construction was completed in 1671.

Address: Kleine Wittenburgerstraat 1 - 1018 LS Amsterdam
Directions: East of the Maritime Museum (1.5 km East of the Central Station).

Public transport: Bus 22.

Phone: +31-20-6272280

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2005
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