Additional information

From Monday 7 to Thursday 17 April De Nieuwe Kerk is closed due to the installation of World Press Photo 14.
World Press Photo 14 opens for the public on Friday, 18 April. For more information, click here.

1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Single
Markus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press

Launch of world tour World Press Photo 14 at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

On Friday 18 April 2014 De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam opens World Press Photo 14, being the first venue of this year’s global exhibition tour annually following this international press photography contest. The exhibition consists of over 150 striking press photos of 53 winners, in the following nine categories: Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, General News, Spot News, Nature, Observed Portraits, Staged Portraits, Sports Action and Sports Feature. The visitor sets out on a photographic trip around the world covering all continents and a wide variety of themes and historical events of the year 2013. This year’s winner is John Stanmeyer (USA) with his entry Signal, shot for the National Geographic. This mystical image depicts African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia.


World Press Photo of the Year 2013
John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic

Exhibition programme
De Nieuwe Kerk 2013

Closed6 April - 17 April 2014
World Press Photo18 April 2014 - 22 June 2014
De Nieuwe Kerk
Back in time
28 June - 14 September 2014
Closed15 September - 24 October 2014

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

De Nieuwe Kerk is closed on 31 March, from 7 April to 17 April, 25 April (to 1 p.m.), 26 April, 3 May, 4 May, 25 December and 1 January
World Press Photo opens for the public on Friday 18 April.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

Admission World Press Photo
with reservation

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

Visiting address

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

Public transport

5 minutes from Central Station
Tram 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 16, 24, 25


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.