Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Amsterdam

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, a private canal house, used to be a secret meeting place for Roman Catholics who were unable to worship in public after 1578. Built during the 1660s, the three-story site in the red-light district is the second oldest museum in Amsterdam. It showcases traditional rooms, halls, and kitchens with heavy Dutch furniture, church artifacts, and art pieces. See the lavishly decorated main hall with an altar at its end, and tour the house, marked by four centuries of history. Use our Amsterdam trip planner to add Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
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  • A look in to do a 17th century home and catholic house church. Extremely fascinating and well worth it. Includes a free audio tour. The Lord in the attic church is fabulous. Lots of stairs.  more »
  • Spent a good hour looking around this house and its hidden church. You don't have to be religious to enjoy the history here, all well preserved. Of all the places we visited this was the quietest, but...  more »
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  • Oh this is nice. A little gem of Dutch History. Down side is that there are quite a few steps and don't think it is suitable for disabled or less able persons,but if you can,it is truly worth it. The plus side,well it is quite an extra bit of Dutch History that most of us won't know about. Basically it is a church hidden inside a house,due to restraints forced on those of the Catholic faith. The architecture and fittings is outstanding.I think it is really worth a visit.
  • Very unique and interesting building, would absolutely recommend to anybody visiting Amsterdam. Unfortunately, there is not a single plaque or sign to explain what you're looking at. There is audio description only, which was not suitable for me... So although I could appreciate that what I was seeing was unusual and it was therefore engaging, I couldn't tell you anything at all about the building, why it was needed, or what purpose it served. My partner explained it to me later, I had assumed it was a Jewish worship place during the Holocaust but it turns out it was Catholic and nothing to do with the war. Maybe the museum could make provision for those who are not audio enabled?
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