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Westerkerk, Amsterdam

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Open Hours: Summer (Apr-Sep): M-F 10a-3p
The Netherlands' 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 Westerkerk, 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 World War II.