South of the Nieuwmarkt you can reach the south church - the Zuiderkerk - via the St. Antoniesbreestraat. The oldest Protestant church in Amsterdam was built between 1603 and 1611 according to the plans of Hendrik de Keyser, who also found his last resting place here.A Renaissance style gate leads to the former cemetery surrounding the church. The Zuiderkerk itself has an 80 meter high tower that you can climb to enjoy the magnificent view of Amsterdam. The carillon, whose bells were cast by the famous François Hemony, sounds every Thursday between 12 and 1 p.m.The last service was held in the Zuiderkerk in 1929, and the only way to avoid the impending deterioration was when the city bought the building and restored it. The permanent exhibition of the Infocentrum voor Ruimtelijke Ordening en Wonen, now housed in the Zuiderkerk, gives an impression of the urban development of Amsterdam. In addition to the historical growth of the city, the exhibition also focuses on planning for the future. The fact that around 2,000 apartments have been built around the Zuiderkerk in recent years makes the church an ideal exhibition location.amsterdam.citysam.de/centrum.htm
September 28, 2022
Nice VIEW of the Zuiderkerk, also great for photosThe Zuiderkerk (South Church) in Amsterdam was the first church in the Netherlands built for Protestants. Today the building is no longer a church, but serves as an information centerSource: de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuiderkerk_(Amsterdam)
December 28, 2021
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