Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Amsterdam

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, a private canal house, used to be a secret meeting place for Roman Catholics who were unable to worship in public after 1578. Built during the 1660s, the three-story site in the red-light district is the second oldest museum in Amsterdam. It showcases traditional rooms, halls, and kitchens with heavy Dutch furniture, church artifacts, and art pieces. See the lavishly decorated main hall with an altar at its end, and tour the house, marked by four centuries of history. Use our Amsterdam trip planner to add Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
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  • We loved seeing the old house as well as the church in the attic. We had tickets for the following day but they allowed us to use them early. The church in the attic was very impressive. It even had.....  more
    We loved seeing the old house as well as the church in the attic. We had tickets for the following day but they allowed us to use them early. The church in the attic was very impressive. It even had.....  more »
  • As the name implies, this is a museum more than a church. Just walking through the house and seeing the furnishings and construction is worth the price of admission. There is a very good audio guide....  more
    As the name implies, this is a museum more than a church. Just walking through the house and seeing the furnishings and construction is worth the price of admission. There is a very good audio guide....  more »
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  • Highly recommend this museum during an Amsterdam visit!! Even if you are not interested in the historical impact of the house churches, seeing a canal house on the inside that has much of its original design intact (including flooring, 2 original stair cases, wallpaper, and more) makes this a must see! The free audio tour (in many languages) elevates a visit more than many other museums. Give yourself an hour to go through and listen to all the main stops. Many rooms have optional additional information about the family that lived there, art, and other details. If you have another 20 minutes it is worth it! The church in the attic has to been seen to be fully appreciated! Two levels and a pipe organ! The audio tour provides good information about religious freedom in Amsterdam after the protestant movement and a close up look of the liturgical elements of a Catholic church. Put a visit here at the top of your list!
  • My 3 and 7 year olds loved the Ladybird trail that this museum offers. It was really engaging for them and the best thing we have done in Amsterdam for them so far. Lots of little rooms, windy staircases and the big church space at the top to explore and the ladybird trail leaflet includes information about cupboards they could open with props to play with. A great family trip. The staff were engaging and helpful too.

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