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NIAS 50 Years Reunion
29 Sep. 2021 -
14:45 - 17:00
Museum Our lord in the attic
Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Entrance at your own costs

Museum Visit: Our lord in the attic

Fellows Only

A visit to this extraordinary museum, with a talk by one of the curators. Gather at 14.45 at Reception.

About the museum

Tucked away in the heart of Amsterdam’s inner city lies a small marvel: Our Lord in the Attic Museum: a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the 17th century (also named the Dutch Golden Age). Explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished livingrooms, kitchens and bedsteads, leading literally to the highpoint of the museum: an entire church in the attic.

This Catholic church dates from 1663. While it was prohibited to celebrate mass, the authorities turned a blind eye. Indeed, the church symbolises the characteristic (religious) tolerance of the Netherlands, established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century under Willem of Orange. Freedom of religion and of conscience are central themes at the museum today. It makes Our Lord in the Attic far more than a museum: it is a special place in which to contemplate and to experience.



Email Merel or sign your name in the Google spreadsheet before Monday 27 Sept.

Note: please bring your Museumcard –  entrance to the museum is at your own cost. You can also buy a museumcard at the museum entrance.