Summer attraction open
From Saturday 16 July 2016, the doors of De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam open for Journey in Time. History & Royalty. This presentation is like an attraction, in which the visitor steps back in time into the history of the Netherlands and the House of Orange. With video walls, projections, audio guides and almost daily heavenly music from the largest historic organ in the Netherlands, six hundred years of Dutch history are palpable. It is a journey along medieval secrets, royal ceremonies, Iconoclasm, spirited citizens and the Dutch sea heroes that lie buried there.
On 28 June 1633, Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit married in De Nieuwe Kerk and shortly afterwards their first son Hendrik was baptised here too. The young couple had themselves immortalised by Rembrandt in the famous pendant portraits that can now be seen in the Rijksmuseum as of 2 July. A Marten and Oopjen tour through seventeenth-century Amsterdam leads to various places including De Nieuwe Kerk.
Just like in the seventeenth century, there is music every day in De Nieuwe Kerk. The organ plays at 12 noon daily (except Tuesdays). The music programme on Tuesdays comprises exceptional performances by Fuse (known from the Dutch TV programme Podium Witteman), Spinvis with Ensemble Zerafin, Diamanda Dramm & James Oesi and PA’Dam. The programme can be viewed at nieuwekerk.nl.
Journey in Time is open until Friday 9 September 2016. This presentation was made possible by a contribution from the BankGiro Loterij and its participants. It returns to De Nieuwe Kerk every summer.