Our Lord in the Attic | Red light district

Our Lord in the Attic is a remarkable museum. Behind the characteristic facade of the canal house lies a 17th-century home and a hidden church in the attic complete with galleries, a large altar and around 150 seats. This hidden church 'in the attic' was built during the Reformation, when Catholics were forbidden to hold public services.

For over 200 years the attic served as a parish church for Catholics. Of course the Protestant authorities knew about it, but they turned a blind eye. Amsterdam's policy was to tolerate the diversity of faiths that flourished in the city.

After the Rijksmuseum it is the city's oldest museum.

Museum Our Lord in the Attic
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40
1012GE Amsterdam