Masterpiece 2015

From 28 February through 10 April 2015 you can enjoy Bill Viola’s installations Tristan’s Ascension and Fire Woman in De Nieuwe Kerk.

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Photo Janiek Dam

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.


World Press Photo 15 world tour starts at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam on 18 April

18 April 2015 - 5 July 2015

World Press Photo 15 opens at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam on Saturday 18 April 2015, the first stop on the worldwide tour of the international press photography contest. The exhibition features awe-inspiring press photos by 41 prize winners from 17 countries in eight categories: General News, Daily Life, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits and Sports. The World Press Photo of the Year is a picture by Mads Nissen of Denmark. First, second and third prizes for both single shots and photo series are awarded in each category. The special display system developed in 2014, when the World Press Photo exhibition returned to De Nieuwe Kerk for the first time in 15 years, will be used again this year. The photos appear to be floating in space in the interior of the large Gothic church on Amsterdam’s Dam Square.


World Press Photo of the Year 2014, First Prize Contemporary Issues, Singles
Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures

Exhibition programme
De Nieuwe Kerk 2014-2015

Masterpiece28 February 2015 – 10 April 2015
Closed11 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
World Press Photo18 April 2015 - 5 July 2015
Closed6 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
Journey in Time11 July - 5 September 2015
Closed6 September 2015 - 2 October 2015
Rome (with reservation)3 October 2015 – 7 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

Masterpiece 2015

28 February - 10 April 2015
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

Admission Masterpiece 2015
with reservation

Adults:€ 8
Friends of the De Nieuwe Kerk:free
I Amsterdam City Card:€ 3,50
CJP and Stadspas:€ 6,40
Children 0-16:free

World Press Photo 2015

Due to the construction of World Press Photo 15 De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed for the public from 11 to 17 April 2015.

Admission World Press Photo
with reservation

Adults:€ 10
I Amsterdam City Card:€ 3,50
CJP, Stadspas:€ 8
Children 6-16€ 5
Children 0-5free

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

Book your overnight stay in Amsterdam in one of the Accor hotels.