Westerkerk was one of the first built for Protestants in the Netherlands and remains the largest originally Protestant church in the country. Many of the current Protestant churches were originally Roman Catholic, and then were later converted during the Reformation in 1578. West Church was built from 1620 to 1631. Admire the Dutch Renaissance style and the 85 m (279 ft) tower, Westertoren, which is the tallest in Amsterdam. This church is also the site of Rembrandt's burial. Although the exact location is unknown, his remains are assumed to be along the northern wall. Located near the Anne Frank House, the church and its chiming bells were often mentioned in her diary. Put Westerkerk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam trip builder site.
Tours To Westerkerk
75min Salon Boat Cruise - Incl. drinks & Dutch cheese - departure @Homomonument BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $184
Duration: 4 hours
Amsterdam Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $32
Duration: 3 hours
This is situated somewhat away from tourist center, and like other churches, not super interesting, but you can go in for free. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, do go check it out. more »
We went up the tower as the actual church is closed due to refurbishments, but the view was amazing. It was brilliant to hear the church bells while at the top too. The tour guide was friendly, funny.... more »
Beautiful piece of history and an iconic sight in Amsterdam. Adds a lot of character to the surrounding area and can be seen clearly coming from any direction. I have not been inside so I wouldn't know myself, but heard the view from the tower is spectacular.
An interesting Renaissance church with an extremely high bell tower. Here is buried Rembrandt. Unfortunately, during our visit, the church was closed and we could not enter inside. Nearby is Anne Frank's house.
Plan your trip to Amsterdam
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Hidden gems in Amsterdam
Side trips from Amsterdam
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Amsterdam
Plans to Westerkerk by other users
12 days in Amsterdam & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium