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Basilica of Saint Nicholas - Things to Know Before Visiting

Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands


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About Basilica of Saint Nicholas

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station. The church is built on a previously urban site, necessitating a northwest-southeast axis to be adopted, rather than the standard east-west axis. The main facade is flanked by two towers, with a rose window in between.

Attractions Near Basilica of Saint Nicholas

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic Museum - Former Hidden Catholic Church)

This is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum in the city center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Catholic Church was built on the top three floors of the canal house during the 1660s. It is an important example of a "schuilkerk", or "clandestine church" in which Catholics and other religious dissenters from the seventeenth century Dutch Reformed Church, unable to worship in public, held services.

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel
Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel0.25km from Basilica of Saint Nicholas

The Sexmuseum or the Temple of Venus is a sex museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A special museum in the field of love with an extensive collection of erotic images, paintings, visual material, objects and much more. Before the opening of the Temple of Venus, there was a museum about everything, but the historical and artistic sides of sex remained underexposed.

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam0.3km from Basilica of Saint Nicholas

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam is a 5-star deluxe hotel situated in the monumental Shipping House. Housed in a 100-year-old building that served as HQ for a number of shipping companies and is now a national monument. Its zany design sparked a whole new school of Dutch architecture. Period features abound, bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy, there’s a quiet bar, and you’re close to Centraal Station.

The Oude Church
The Oude Church0.3km from Basilica of Saint Nicholas

The Oude Church is the is Amsterdam’s oldest building founded circa 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.

Erotic Museum
Erotic Museum0.31km from Basilica of Saint Nicholas

This is a museum dedicated to sensuality, kink, and X-rated art and objects. Learn the history of the Red Light District and see some unusual sex-centric exhibitions. The museum includes other attractions as well, such as a collection of John Lennon's lithographs, erotic photos, and a version of the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that contains a 'twist'.

Body Worlds Amsterdam
Body Worlds Amsterdam0.46km from Basilica of Saint Nicholas

Body Worlds is a traveling exposition of dissected human bodies, animals, and other anatomical structures of the body that have been preserved through the process of plastination. Gunther von Hagens developed the preservation process which "unite subtle anatomy and modern polymer chemistry. More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition.

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.