"Westerkerk" Westerkerk - Westertoren Tip by MATIM

Westerkerk - Westertoren, Amsterdam: 48 reviews and 87 photos


The Netherlands's most renowned church has been the source of inspiration for many musicians. The famous tower was completed in 1638; its bells manufactured by the renowned François Hemony foundry in 1658. Though the Protestant community owned the church, the tower was the property of the local authorities and served as a lookout. This marks the site of Rembrandt's burial, as well as the marriage of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus.
For Anne Frank the ringing of the clock was a beacon of hope during WWII.
you can climb the tower until 60 metres to have a wonderful view over the city.

Address: Prinsengracht 281
Directions: near Anne Frank house

open hours:
11a-3p M-F Apr-Sep, Service: 10:30a Su

Phone: +31-20-6247766
Website: http://www.westerkerk.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2009
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