Basilica of Saint Nicholas

Local nameSint Nicolaaskerk
LocationCentrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Tags Place of WorshipRoman CatholicReligious ArtCatholicDomeNeo-Baroque ArchitectureBasilicaBudget-FriendlyChurchNeo-Renaissance ArchitectureChristianMuralFree
Download Download See more
From Amsterdam: Bruges Full-Day Tour from 95 USD

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +31 20 330 7812

Address Prins Hendrikkade 73, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coordinates 52°22'35.167" N 4°54'4.184" E

Tours and activities: Basilica of Saint Nicholas

From Amsterdam: Bruges Full-Day Tour

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 95 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now