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The Old Church (Oude Kerk)

The Old Church is the oldest building and parish church of Amsterdam. It was founded around 1213. The church has been a Calvanist church since 1578 and you can find it in the Red Light Disctrict. It started out as a Roman Catholic Church until it was taken over. During the “Beeldenstorm” (1566) all of the art was destroyed except for the ceiling paintings.

A famous visitor of the Old Church was Rembrandt. That’s why there’s a Rembrandt exhibition in the Holy Sepulcher.

The roof is the largest medieval wooden vault in Europe and dates from 1390.