Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch
Dutch, English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian
At Museum Our Lord in the Attic, you can explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished livingrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, leading to the highpoint of the museum, where you will find an entire church in the attic.
This museum is an exceptional example of how Catholics practised their religion in times of the Reformation. During this period, they were not allowed to celebrate mass. The church, built in an attic, gave Catholics the chance to practise their religion without anyone knowing. The church symbolises the characteristic (religious) tolerance of the Netherlands, established by the Dutch in the 16th-century under Willem of Orange. Freedom of religion and of conscience are central themes at the museum today.
Museum Our Lord in the Attic is a unique heritage and special sight in Amsterdam that you shouldn’t miss!
Due to the fact that the building is old and narrow, the church is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. However, the entrance is accessible for wheelchairs and the museum offers the possibility of a co-visit. With the use of technology, disabled people can enjoy a virtual tour. This way, they are into close contact with the people who are inside the church.