The Grootste Museum van Nederland

Discover the most beautiful Dutch churches and synagogues

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Grootste Museum van Nederland

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

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Discover the surprisingly light and open Romanesque style

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Discover this building filled with stories

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Discover the richness of Jewish culture and tradition in the Synagogue

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Admire the marble sculptures in the Adelskerk

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

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Be amazed by the colourful murals in the Cenacle Church

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Discover a bit of Rome in the Brabant countryside in Oudenbosch

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

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

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

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

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Discover the superb wood carvings in the Petruskerk

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Discover the hidden treasures of the medieval Dom Cathedral

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Beautiful details in the colourful paintings of the Sint-Hippolytuskerk

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

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Large windows, glittering mosaics and reflective materials

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Church of craftsmanship, tradition and innovation

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Like a history book, revealing all kinds of fascinating contrasts

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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 Grootste Museum van Nederland. 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 VriendenLoterij VIP card or a CJP-card