Odd perhaps, but De Oude Kerk (Old Church) really is in the center of the red-light district. Surrounded by cobblestones on ... More
De Oude Kerk
Odd perhaps, but De Oude Kerk (Old Church) really is in the center of the red-light district. Surrounded by cobblestones on which you can slip and fall on a rainy day, the church has maintained its medieval appearance, despite being stripped of its decoration during the Reformation in the early decades of the 15th Century. The story goes that in the mid-13th Century a dying man regurgitated a host he had received at communion which they then attempted to burn but failed. The host was kept in another chapel, the chapel then burnt down but the host once again survived. Since then, pilgrimages have been organized to commemorate this miracle. The Stille Omgang is an annual event which still takes place today annually around 15th March. This nocturnal procession ends at De Oude Kerk.
The name befits the location: a trip to "In de Waag" will find you within the walls of the city's
oldest building, at the bustling city center. Built in 1488, the structure's design and decor takes one back to ...
This art gallery, located near the Spiegelkwartier, organizes exhibitions six times a year with various works from its house artists.
Three times a year, ArtKitchen releases new publications and prints with the work of an artist from the gallery: ...
For those who admire the Dutch knack of designing, Arcam Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam must be a part of your itinerary. Lectures,
discussion and exhibitions are frequently organized here. Previous discussions have included scientific city planning and developments around the Science ...