Second edition of Journey in Time features 18th-century period room and naval hero’s tomb for the first time

Church of the House of Orange, naval heroes and Beeldenstorm open all summer

Starting Saturday 11 July 2015 visitors to De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam will be able to enjoy a unique time-travel experience all summer long: Journey in Time. History & Royalty. This second edition of Journey in Time features a number of special elements that until now had been hidden from view. The Kerkmeesterskamer (Church Warden’s Room) will be open to the public for the first time. This eighteenth-century period room has long served as a royal suite for our king and queen, foreign heads of state and other dignitaries, including the Dalai Lama, who was once received in this room.


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

Journey in Time11 July - 5 September 2015
Closed6 September 2015 - 2 October 2015
Rome (subject to changes)3 October 2015 – 7 February 2016
Closed8 February - 19 February 2016
Masterpiece 201620 February - 3 April 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

Journey in time

11 July 2015 – 5 September 2015
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.)

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 0-11free
I Amsterdam City Cardfree

Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream

Due to the construction of the exhibition Rome the De Nieuwe Kerk will be closed for the public from 6 September to 2 October 2015

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

Book your overnight stay in Amsterdam in one of the Accor hotels.