Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream

3 October 2015 - 7 Februari 2016

The new and beautiful exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream is now on display. From more information click here.

Photo Evert Elzinga

Rare Roman treasures in the Netherlands for the first time

Exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
3 October – 7 February 2016

In the autumn of 2015 unique art treasures will be visiting De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam for the exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream. Art Treasures from the Eternal City. Loaned by institutions such as the Vatican Museums these will illustrate one of the most fascinating themes from antiquity: the transformation of Rome in the fourth century AD from a multi-religious imperial capital full of temples with colossal statues of the emperor into the centre of papal power dominated by churches with crosses. Christianity’s evolution in a relatively short time from a small faith community into the dominant religion, of crucial influence on the development of the Western world, is an astonishing success story. A rapid change in its fortunes that can largely be attributed to a single person: Emperor Constantine the Great.

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Exhibition programme
De Nieuwe Kerk 2014-2015

(subject to changes)

Rome3 October 2015 – 7 February 2016
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!

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

Opening hours and admission fee

Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream

3 October t/m 7 February 2016

Admission Rome
(subject to changes)

From 3 October open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)
Note: De Nieuwe Kerk is closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Free audio guide included with information about the exhibition Rome.

Adults€ 16
Groups > 15 pers.€ 14
CJP, Stadspas:€ 12,80
Children 0-11free
Museumkaart€ 4,50
I Amsterdam City Card€ 4,50

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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