Language variant : Museum Amstelkring Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Architect : n/a
Locality : Amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
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The secret church, also known as ‘Onze Lieve Heer op Zolder’ and dedicated to St. Nicolaas, is on the top floor. The mid-18th century altar depicts the baptism of Christ. Now Museum Amstelkring.
Amsterdam Architecture, a Guide. Edited by Guus Kemme. Uitgeverij Thoth, Amsterdam 1992, p. 48.
The attic of this bourgeois house conceals a secret Catholic church, ‘Our Dear Lord in the Attic’, originally built in 1663, when Catholics had lost their right to worship their own way.
The lower floors of the building became a museum in 1888 and today contain refurbished rooms, as well as a collection of church silver, various religious artifacts and paintings.
http://www.amsterdam.info/museums/museum_amstelkring/ (June 17, 2011).
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen