From 28 June to 14 September 2014 the new installation Journey in time, History & Royalty will be on display.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

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Photo Evert Elzinga

De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam opens impressive installation Journey in Time. History & Royalty

De Nieuwe Kerk, the House of Orange and Dutch history all come together

Starting Saturday 28 June 2014, De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will be offering a unique time-travel experience all summer long: Journey in Time. History and Royalty. Specially designed for De Nieuwe Kerk, this installation takes visitors back through the nation’s history along a path they choose themselves. There are two lines to follow through the church: the line of the House of Orange and the line of Dutch history. With video walls, projections, an audio guide, a WiFi photo shoot and heavenly tones emanating from the largest organ in the Netherlands, visitors will experience six hundred years of history as they discover medieval secrets, royal traditions and urban libertinism. From Catholic devotions to the Beeldenstorm, the crusader and the Dutch East India merchant buried there, Dutch naval heroes and the ceremonies of our heads of state.


Photo Evert Elzinga

‘Africa Out Loud!’ a fresh look at Music, Architecture & Art

The Prince Claus Fund and De Nieuwe Kerk are excited to announce their collaboration in the performance and presentation series Africa Out Loud! Music, Architecture & Arts from the Continent. This new collaboration brings artists, architects, and musicians from the Prince Claus Fund’s extensive African network to De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Africa Out Loud! will accompany De Nieuwe Kerk’s major international exhibition on African art, Magical Africa, Masks and Sculptures from Côte d’Ivoire.


Sahel Opera 007. Photo by Hester Jellema

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 2013

De Nieuwe Kerk
Journey in time
28 June – 14 September
Closed15 September - 24 October 2014
Magical Africa25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015

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

From 28 June to 14 September 2014 the new installation Journey in time, History & Royalty will be on display. Journey in Time is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (The ticket office closes at 4.30 pm.)
De Nieuwe Kerk is closed on 25 December and 1 January

Admission Journey in Time

Your admission ticket entitles you to a free audio tour, with information about the history of the church (Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Italian and French).

Adults€ 8
Groups > 15 pers.€ 7,20
CJP, Stadspas€ 6,40
Children 6-16€ 5
Children 0-5free
I Amsterdam City Cardfree

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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