Due to the construction of Masterpiece 2016 the De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed for the public from 8 February to 19 February 2016.

From 20 February you can visit Marc Chagall’s Calvary: Masterpiece 2016. Click here for more information.

Marc Chagall’s Calvary is the fifth edition of the Masterwork series in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
On special loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

20 February–10 April 2016

To mark the fifth edition of the Masterwork series, De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam has selected a painting by one of the great pioneers of modern art: Marc Chagall. The modernist work Calvary (1912) is a landmark in the young Chagall’s artistic development. It was the first time he painted a Jewish Christ on the cross, portraying him as an innocent child. This early Cubist painting is the focal point of an impressive edition of the Masterwork series.

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Marc Chagall (1887–1985), Calvary, 1912, Oil on canvas, 174.6 x 192.4 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1949
© 2016. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence
© c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2016. Chagall ® is a registered trademark, owned by the comité Marc Chagall

Exhibition programme
De Nieuwe Kerk 2014-2015

(subject to changes)

Closed8 February - 19 February 2016
Masterpiece 201620 February - 10 April 2016
Closed11 April - 15 April 2016
World Press Photo 1616 April - 10 July 2016
Closed11 July - 15 July 2016
Journey in Time16 July - 4 September 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!

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Opening hours and admission fee

Masterpiece 2016

Due to the construction of Masterpiece 2016 the De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed for the public from 8 February to 19 February 2016

Masterpiece 2016
20 February - 10 April 2016 (subject to changes)
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

Admission Masterpiece 2016

Adults€ 8
Groups > 15 pers.€ 7,20
CJP, Stadspas€ 6,40
Children 0-11free
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