Saint Nicolas Church Amsterdam

typical for saint nicolas church amsterdam is the octagonal dome and two towers

For the Amsterdam diocese Saint Nicholas Church Amsterdam is the main Catholic church of the city.
The cross shaped, neo-Renaissance basilica’s construction was completed in 1887.
Many Dutch churches are dedicated to the patron saint of the sailors, but Saint Nicolas is also the patron of Amsterdam.
The basilica consists of a large dome flanked by two Baroque crowned towers. Inside the church, behind the altar is the Crown of the Emperor Maximilian I of Austria, a gift after his pilgrimage to Amsterdam.
After the miracle of 1345 Amsterdam became a holy destination for devoted pilgrims. Nowadays we still remember the miracle with a yearly silent procession.

saint nicolas church amsterdam