"Beautiful bells" Westerkerk - Westertoren Tip by Rachael71

Westerkerk - Westertoren, Amsterdam: 48 reviews and 87 photos

by Rachael71

Anybody who has read Anne Frank's diary will be familiar with the Westerkerk. She wrote about hearing the bells from inside the secret annexe, and was so disappointed when they were silenced. The bells have since been restored, and peal beautiful tunes on the hour, you can hear them if you are around Prinsengracht and Jordaan.

It is possible to climb the tower for views of the city (charge: 5 euros). You can only go up in groups of 5, and you can only book onto a tour half an hour in advance. We tried several times to go up, but the tours were always full and we weren't able to hang around for over an hour to try and get on to a tour (people were queuing to book on). Oh well, it leaves us with a 'must do' the next time we are in town!

The church itself is free to enter.

Address: Prinsengracht 28
Phone: +31-20-6247766
Website: http://www.westerkerk.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 12, 2004
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