Contemporary Art in an Impressive Setting
The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam. The monumental church is situated in the middle of the Red Light District. Today, large-scale and site-specific installations by contemporary artists take place within the ancient walls, while also honouring the building and the history of Amsterdam. The programme includes unique exhibitions of the work of (inter)national artists, a collection with art and historical artefacts from the Middle Ages to the present day, performances, concerts and debates.
|LOCATION||Oudekerksplein 23, Amsterdam|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||From Amsterdam Central station:|
Walking about 8 minutes
Tram 4, 9, 16, 24, or 25 to stop Dam
|BEST TIME TO VISIT||Before 12:00 or after 15:00|
|TICKET TYPE||Printed ticket|
At the Old Church a free audiotour (Soundwalk) is available. It gives you all the information on the history of the building, its architecture and the program with contemporary art.
- Wheelchair accessible, although it is an old building and therefore the floor is somewhat bumpy
- This is the oldest building in Amsterdam as well as the youngest artists institution in the country.
- Visit the exhibition ‘misericordia’ featuring now. The theme of this exhibition is new tolerance and focuses on living in a world of different cultures.