Old Church Amsterdam

nave of the old church amsterdam with pulpit and organ

The Old Church Amsterdam is the oldest building in Amsterdam and shows seven centuries of Amsterdam. It started as a small wooden chapel around 1300 for fishermen, devoted to Saint Nicholas.
Paradoxically, it is located in the middle of the red light district, where the world-famous ladies display themselves and offer their services.
10.000 Amsterdammers rest here and the most famous graves are those of the Amsterdam composer Sweelink and Saskia, Rembrandt’s wife.
The Reformation and iconoclasm of 1566 destroyed lots of the interior, but the building is still one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.