Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on November 15, 2012

The Amstelkring museum is the oldest museum in the city of Amsterdam. We looked it up on the internet and were quiet intrigued and decided to pay it a visit during our little trip. We knew it wasn’t a large museum but since it’s located in the city center we thought it wouldn’t be too much trouble going there.

The museum is actually a townhouse from the 17th century and what makes this one really special is the secret Catholic Church in the attic. The church was been built in a time when celebrating mass was forbidden in the Netherlands. For this reason many people celebrated it privately at their house and in secret churches like this one.

When you enter the house you get a leaflet with information about each room you will enter. Each room was a number and there are arrows so you won’t get lost. The rooms are a bit small but it’s quiet interesting to see how the people lived during those times.

A museum worth going to since it’s not far and it gives you a pretty good idea how the people lived during these times. Four stars for me.
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