Basilica of St Nicholas, Amsterdam

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Basilica of St Nicholas, Amsterdam

There is a remarkable building opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station. When your eyes get used to its rather dark interior you will discover superb decorations, sculptures, stained-glass windows and mural paintings. The church was built at the end of the nineteenth century, at a time when Roman Catholics could once again profess their faith in public after three centuries of prohibition. The architecture and furnishings proudly proclaim this. The building is a blend of different architectural styles and artistic movements.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday

12.00 noon to 12.30 PM and 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM

Viewing guide

Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the highlights of the basilica for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the viewing guide to guide you around all the highlights.

Information viewing guide

The viewing guide is available in English and Dutch.


How do you get to the basilica?

By car

There are several parking garages within walking distance, such as Parking Amsterdam Centrum.

By public transport

The basilica is diagonally across from Central Station and is within easy walking distance. The number 22, 48, 755, 759, 761 and 763 buses stop at the door. Plan your trip at


Prins Hendrikkade 73
1012 AD Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 330 78 12