Due to the construction of the new exhibition Magical Africa De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed to the public from 15 September to 24 October 2014.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

From 25 October 2014 you are welcome to come and admire the wonderful new exhibition Magical Africa.
Read more about the new exhibition.

Master of the Poyo Style, Baàthil, head on a stand, Burkina Faso, western region of Gaoua, c. 1930, Private collectie

Africa Out Loud!

Nov 2014 | Feb 2015

Four evenings with music, architecture & arts from the continent
Start time: 8pm, Language spoken: English
The exhibition can be visited before the programme during the day and from 6pm to 8pm

The Prince Claus Fund and De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam introduce Africa Out Loud!, four evenings that offer fresh perspectives on the African continent with artists, architects and musicians from the Prince Claus Fund’s extensive network.


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

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!

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Opening hours and admission fee

Opening hours

Due to the construction of the new exhibition Magical Africa De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed to the public from 15 September to 24 October 2014.

From 25 October 2014 the exhibition Magical Africa will be on display.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

Admission Magical Afrika from 25 Oktober

Adults€ 15
Groups > 15 pers.€ 13,50
CJP, Stadspas€ 12
Children 6-16€ 5
Children 0-5free
Museumkaart€ 3,50
I Amsterdam City Card€ 3,50

I Amsterdam city card

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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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