Attic Masses 2022

Attic Masses

Every first Sunday of the month, with exception of the months July and August, there is a Mass held in the attic church. Everybody is welcome. Attic Masses start at 11 a.m. and doors open at 10:30 a.m. There is no need to reserve in advance; there is an open walk in from 10:30 a.m. Keep in mind that there is the possibillity the attic church is full. Please email questions and/or comments about these celebrations to

The origin of the Masses

From the end of the 17th century until the opening of the new Saint Nicholas Church in 1887, Masses were held in Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic), as well as marriages, baptisms and mourning. A year later, the Attic church was given a new purpose as a museum. Since 1951, church services for artists have been held in the chapel on a regular basis. Catholic artists such as glaziers, painters, sculptors, musicians and writers found their spiritual shelter here. Gradually, this target group was replaced by people who felt attracted by the historic building, the professional music and preaching. For example, with the exception of the summer months, the original destination of this museum is cherished with love in this museum on every first Sunday of the month and at Christmas.

Attic Masses 2022

  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • *summer break*
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
  • December 24 Christmas Eve Mass 20.00 hour
  • December 24 Christmas Eve Mass 22.00 hour

Christmas Eve Masses 2022

Please note that the start of sales has been slightly delayed. The sale started at December 6th at 5 p.m.

The Christmas Eve Masses are well attended every year. Given that these Masses were canceled in 2020 and in 2021, the upcoming Christmas Eve Masses are expected to sell out tremendously fast. If you purchased tickets in 2020, you will receive an initial invitation, at the same time as the Friends of the Museum, to purchase tickets for 2022. Regular tickets for Christmas Night Masses will go on sale starting Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

PARTNERS & SPONSOREN • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst • Kickstart Cultuur Fonds • Fonds 21 • Katholieke Stichting ter Bevordering van Welzijnswerk • Vereniging Rembrandt • Unesco • Nieuw Leven Facility Groep • VTW Amsterdam • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds • VSB-fonds • Gemeente Amsterdam • C.S. Oolgaardtstichting •