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Officially the Roman Catholic Saint Franciscus Xavierus Church, but the Amsterdam locals will always say "De Krijtberg" kerk (=church). This name, meaning something like, "board-chalk hill" stands on the place where three houses were bought by a jezuit priest in 1654. One of the houses was called the "Crytbergh". However, the reformation made many Catholic churches fall in the hands of the protestants or simply be destroyed, after a while Catholics were again "tolerated" and on this place they erected a new neo-gothic church to their services in Amsterdam. In the second half of the 19th century it was finished and now-a-days it's slim twin towers have a dominant view along the "Singel" canal.

Address: Singel 448

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