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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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De Oude Kerk
Oudekerksplein 23
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 206258284
www.oudekerk.nl


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Oude Kerk, Amsterdam's oldest parish church (built in the 14th century) is very simple, which will appeal to those who like that style.

Graves and celebrities

The "old church" was originally dedicated to the worship of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of fishermen. So, it's not surprising that the roof, with the largest wooden barrel vaults in Europe, looks like the hull of a ship. Over 10,000 Amsterdamers are buried in the building (now Protestant) under some 2,500 tombstones, some of which have beautiful inscriptions. It's impossible to visit the church without walking over them! Among the deceased are celebrities from the Golden Age like the navigator Jacob van Heemskerck, explorer of the Arctic Ocean (who only has an epitaph) and Saskia van Uylenburch, Rembrandt's first wife and the one who inspired his most beautiful portraits.

164 steps

Although the great organs, wood benches in the choir and stained glass windows are of interest, Oude Kerk’s main attraction is, hands down, its Gothic-Renaissance bell tower. It used to be the highest point in the city and was used as a landmark by sailors entering the port. If you're brave enough to climb the 164 steps, you'll be rewarded with a breath-taking panorama. The narrow streets of the red district won't have any more secrets for you! Open all year Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 am to 5:00 pm. The bell tower is only accessible April to September on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (every half hour). Children 12 and older.
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