Dutch Museum Churches

Discover the most beautiful Dutch churches and synagogues

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Dutch Museum Churches

In other countries there’s nothing unusual about visiting an imposing cathedral. In the Netherlands, though, many people pass churches by without really noticing them. Yet Dutch churches contain superb works of art by the finest artists and house them in splendid settings. Museum Catharijneconvent, eleven churches and two synagogues have established the basis for this exceptional project. The hidden treasures of the Netherlands are now being unveiled for everyone to see.

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Midwolde

Admire the marble sculptures in the Adelskerk

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Breda

Discover the royal Grote Kerk with the ornately painted Princes’ Chapel

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Heilig Landstichting

Be amazed by the colourful murals in the Cenacle Church

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Enschede

Discover the richness of Jewish culture and tradition in the Synagogue

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Oudenbosch

Discover a bit of Rome in the Brabant countryside in Oudenbosch

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Gouda

Discover world-famous stained glass in the Church of St John

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Amsterdam

You’ll find the Basilica of St Nicholas opposite the Central Station

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Amsterdam

You’ll find the majestic Portuguese Synagogue in the heart of Amsterdam

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Maastricht

Discover the treasures in the Basilica of Our Lady Star of the Sea

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Pieterburen

Discover the superb wood carvings in the Petruskerk

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Utrecht

Discover the hidden treasures of the medieval Dom Cathedral

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Middelstum

Beautiful details in the colourful paintings of the Sint-Hippolytuskerk

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Krewerd

The eye-catcher in the Mariakerk is the sixteenth-century organ

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Audiotour

Discover the hidden treasures

How long did it take to build the church? Who is this saint, and how can I recognise him or her? Who had themselves buried in the church? What was the Iconoclasm all about? We have selected the highlights for you in the churches and synagogues of the Dutch Museum Churches. You will discover all these stories with the audiotour. Wandering through the church or synagogue you will hear a different story at different spots. You can also choose to listen to a guided tour, which will show you all the highlights.

Audiotour information

Ask for the audiotour at the reception desk in the church or synagogue

Audiotour € 3

Free of charge with a BankGiro Loterij VIP card