Hidden in the heart of Amsterdam’s city center is a small wonder: Museum Our Lord in the Attic. Visitors will discover a rare well-preserved canal house from the 17th century. Narrow corridors and stairs lead to historically decorated living quarters, kitchens and bedsteads, ending in what is literally the highlight of the museum: a complete church in the attic.
The attic church was commissioned by the wealthy Catholic merchant Jan Hartman and dedicated in 1663. During Hartman’s time living with his family in the canal house, a Protestant city government was in power. It is forbidden to practice the Catholic faith in public spaces. The former Catholic churches and monasteries have been confiscated and are being used for Protestant worship. Catholics must seek alternatives and henceforth celebrate Mass in tucked away house churches. This is tolerated by the city government! Indeed, in the Republic of the Netherlands, the principle of freedom of conscience applies. Behind the front door, everyone is allowed to think and believe whatever they want. This created a climate of tolerance exceptional for the time, in which different religious populations could live together in the city.
Ticket information and prices
|Monday till Friday||10am to 5pm|
|Saturday||10am to 6pm|
|Sunday||1pm to 6pm|
The museum is closed on the following holidays:
December 25 (Christmas Day)
April 27 (King’s Day)
|Children 5 to 17 years:||€7.00|
|Children up to and including 4 years:||free|
|CJP, Student card, ISIC:Adults:||€10.00|
|Museum card, ICOM, Rembrandt card, I amsterdam |
City Card, Holland Pass Voucher, City Pass, Food Bank Card:
|1 adult + 1 child (5 to 17 years old):||€21.00|
|2 adults + 1 child (5 to 17 years old):||€34.50|
|2 adults + 2 children (5 to 17 years old):||€41|
|Each additional child from 5 to 17 years:||€5.50 *|
Groups are very welcome in Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment. The maximum group size is 12 people. 2 tours are possible at the same time. There is also a shortened version of the tour that only covers the highlights. The tours are available in four languages: Dutch, English, French and German
For up-to-date information about prices and booking a guided tour, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 (0)20 310 88 88 (Tues to Fri).
Due to the many narrow stairs, the 17th-century house is less accessible for people with walking difficulties.
Museum Our Lord in the Attic
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38
1012 GD Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 624 66 04 (Tues to Fri)
Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is easily accessible by public transport. The museum is located about a five-minute walk from Central Station and Nieuwmarkt metro station. With trams 4, 14 and 24 you can get off at the Dam stop, from where it is also a five-minute walk. If you come by car, you can park in the parking garages at Nieuwendijk, De Bijenkorf (Dam) or at Central Station.
To make your visit to Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder as pleasant and safe as possible, the following house rules apply: Page NL/EN (Dutch/English)