Solder Masses 2024

Attic Masses

Every first Sunday of the month, except July and August, a Catholic Mass celebration is held in the attic church. Everybody is welcome. Attic Masses begin at 11:30 a.m. and doors open at 11 a.m. There is no need to reserve in advance; you are free to walk in from 11 a.m. onward. 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 2024

  • Jan. 7: Simon Evers, pr.
  • Feb. 4: Peter van Dael sj
  • March 3: Simon Evers, pr.
  • April 7: Peter van Dael sj
  • May 5: Simon Evers, pr.
  • June 2: Peter van Dael sj
  • Sept. 1: Simon Evers, pr.
  • Oct. 6: Peter van Dael sj
  • Nov. 3: Simon Evers, pr.
  • December 1: Peter van Dael sj
  • December 24 Christmas Eve Mass 20.00 hour
  • December 24 Christmas Eve Mass 22.00 hour

Christmas Eve Mass 2024

Please note that the start of ticket sales is on Monday, December 2, 2024

The Christmas Eve Masses are well attended every year. Friends of the museum get the option to buy tickets in advance.

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 •