I have always been fascinated by old churches. I have always felt they have a lot of history and mystery. They portray some of the best stories of a city or a town. And some of the churches are so huge that they provide amazing views from the top of the towers. Similarly, the best views of Amsterdam city can be seen from a viewpoint of Westerkerk church.
About Westerkerk Church
The Westerkerk church is a reformed church in central Amsterdam. The church was built between 1620 and 1631. And it is the biggest church in Amsterdam. The tower of the church is 85 metres high and can be seen from most parts of the city.
There are guided tours to the viewpoint of the tower where a guide takes you up the stairs (note: there are spiral stairs and can be intimidating for anyone afraid of heights) providing details on the history of the church and the various bells in the tower. The guided tours can be purchased at the entrance and it lasts about 30 minutes. The cost of the guided tour is 9 Euros.
Additional and detailed information can be found on Westerkerk church’s official website.
Address of the church
- Prinsengracht 281
- 1016 GW Amsterdam
- The Netherlands