Dwelling in the very heart of Amsterdam, this Catholic masterpiece is a sight to behold. It was built around the year 1887 using neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance elements, and its status was elevated to Basilica in 2012.
There is a beautiful rose window (circular window, usually divided with other materials into various patterns) between the towers. Aside from religious murals on the inside walls of the basilica, this building also exhibits the crown of Maximilian I.
There are still frequent masses (even in English), that you can attend and experience the serenity while practising your faith. You can also come here to confess in English or Dutch.
The Basilica is a 2-minute walk away from the bus stop Prins Hendrikkade, lines 32-35, 301, 304, 306-308, 312- 316 and 319. Do not forget to take your camera with you, photos without flash are permitted, and you will have a memory to take home with you. All phones need to be on silent while inside the building, and there are no sightseeing tours allowed during services.
Official website http://www.nicolaas-parochie.nl/index.php?menu=1&page=45
Phone +31 20 330 7812
Address Prins Hendrikkade 73, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°22'35.096" N 4°54'4.161" E