Magical Africa

Up to 15 February 2015 you are welcome to visit the wonderful new exhibition Magical Africa.
Read more about the new exhibition.

Africa Out Loud!

Nov 2014 | Feb 2015

Evenings with music, architecture & arts from the continent
Start time: 8pm, Language spoken: English
The exhibition can be visited before the programme during the day and from 6pm to 8pm

The Prince Claus Fund and De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam introduce Africa Out Loud!, four evenings that offer fresh perspectives on the African continent with artists, architects and musicians from the Prince Claus Fund’s extensive network.


Sahel Opera 007. Photo by Hester Jellema

Visitors information

Due to the construction of the Masterpiece 2015 – video installations by Bill Viola – De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed for the public from 16 to 27 February 2015.
We apologise for the inconvenience.

From 28 February 2015 De Nieuwe Kerk is open again. Then you can enjoy Bill Viola’s impressive installations.
Click here for more information.

De Nieuwe Kerk’s Masterpiece series continues with Bill Viola’s Tristan’s Ascension and Fire Woman

The Masterpiece series at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam returns on 28 February 2015 with two installations by video artist Bill Viola, Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall) en Fire Woman.


Magical Africa – Masks and Sculptures from Ivory Coast
The Artists Revealed

25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015

This autumn De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present a major international exhibition featuring world-famous African masks and sculptures. With this exhibition of over two hundred enchanting and mysterious art objects from Ivory Coast, De Nieuwe Kerk will be fulfilling a long-held desire to devote attention to the culture of the African continent. The touring exhibition entitled Magical Africa – Masks and Sculptures from Ivory Coast. The Artists Revealed is a collaborative production of multiple international museums and private lenders. It is currently in Zurich and will be coming to Amsterdam in the autumn.


The Master of Essankro, Mask with different hairstyles, Baule region, Ivory Coast, c. 1880. Wood, 25 x 15 x 13 cm, private collection

Exhibition programme
De Nieuwe Kerk 2014-2015

Magical Africa25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015
Closed16 February 2015 - 27 February 2015
Masterpiece28 February 2015 – 12 April 2015
Closed13 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
World Press Photo18 April 2015 - 21 June 2015
Closed22 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Journey in Time27 June 2015 – 13 September 2015
Closed14 September 2015 - 2 October 2015
ROME (with reservation)3 October 2015 – 8 February 2016

App for the iPhone about De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

This app offers an introduction to De Nieuwe Kerk's history and shows some of its highlights such as the main organ, pulpit and choir screen. It also includes some of the church's monuments and tombs dedicated to various Dutch naval heroes, as well as many of its commemorative windows.

This app also tells the story of the strong ties between De Nieuwe Kerk and the Dutch Royal family. All Royal Dutch swearing-in ceremonies have taken place in De Nieuwe Kerk. Be inspired by the app and come and experience one of the exhibitions or events at De Nieuwe Kerk for yourself!

Download the app in the App Store now (DNK ENG)

Opening hours and admission fee

Opening hours

Up to 15 February 2015 the exhibition Magical Africa will be on display.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

Closed 25 December 2014 and 1 January 2015

Admission Magical Afrika from 25 Oktober

Adults€ 15
Groups > 15 pers.€ 13,50
CJP, Stadspas€ 12
Children 6-16€ 5
Children 0-5free
Museumkaart€ 3,50
I Amsterdam City Card€ 3,50

I Amsterdam city card

You can buy the I Amsterdam city card online. We also sell the card in our Museumshop.

Visiting address

De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam, Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 638 69 09

Public transport

5 minutes from Central Station
Tram 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 16, 24


Bijenkorf (Dam); Nieuwezijds Kolk; Central Station

Guided tours and group reservations

Group visits and individual guided tours should be requested in advance. If you wish, you can book one of De Nieuwe Kerk’s professional guides. Please register and book at tel. +31(0)20 626 8168 or Costs € 90 per guided tours (excluding admission to the exhibition), with a maximum of 15 persons. Guides are available in the languages Dutch, English, French, German and Italian.

Group visits (minimum of 15 persons) must make a reservation in advance via

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