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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
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Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 206246604
http://www.opsolder.nl/


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You'll find one of the oldest and strangest museums in Amsterdam by slipping through the small streets of the red light district: Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, literally, The Good Lord in the Attic.

Amsterdam the intolerant

Hold your nose and close your eyes. A real gem rises above the acrid smoke of the coffee shops and the dull light of the red neon. It’s a 17th century town house with a narrow gabled façade. Under its roof is a secret Catholic church that can hold 150 worshippers! This unusual place of worship was built in 1663 during the Reformation (when Catholics were forbidden from celebrating mass in public). It makes one wonder about Amsterdam's reputation for tolerance...

A moving and authentic place

The visit begins with the rooms where the merchant Hartman lived with his wife and six children and welcomed guests during the Golden Age. The small size of the rooms only really becomes apparent on arrival in the church itself. Its riches are displayed two floors high and it has two rows of superimposed balconies. Painted in old pink and lit with gas lamps, it has an altar with trompe-l'oeil marble columns that frame a representation of Christ's baptism. The large organs, wood benches, the marriage chapel and the confessional have all been preserved. For our amazement. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday and holidays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Closed January 1st and April 30th. Audio-tours available in French, English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and German. A mass is given in the church on the first Sunday of every month from October to May.
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