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Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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The Oude Kerk (English: Old Church) is Amsterdam’s oldest building and newest art institute (since 2012). The building was founded about 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578, it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam's main red-light district. The square surrounding the church is the Oudekerksplein.

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Oude Kerk
Oude Kerk, viewed from across the Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam is located in Amsterdam
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Location within the city center of Amsterdam
Establishedca. 1213
LocationOudekerksplein 23
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates52.3744°N 4.8980°E / 52.3744; 4.8980
DirectorJacqueline Grandjean [1]