Basilica of St Nicholas, Amsterdam

Discover the hidden treasures

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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

Tuesday to Friday

11.00-12.30 and 13.00-16.00

Monday and Saturday

12.00-12.30 and 13.00-15.00


Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the basilica’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the church. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.

Audiotour information

There is no charge to visit the basilica.

Audiotour €3,-

Free of charge with a VriendenLoterij VIP card or a CJP-card


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)20 624 87 49