In the diary of her life during the Second World War, Anne Frank wrote that she could hear the bells of the Westerkerk. Indeed, the Anne Frank House is just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam’s — no, Holland’s — most famous church.

The Westerkerk, and specifically its tower, occupies a unique place in the hearts of true Amsterdammers. It is much sung about, especially by the people of the Jordaan district, who claim it as their Westertoren. Please, read more…

Opening times:

The Westertoren tower will be open for tours from April through October.

– April: 10:00 – 18.00, Monday up to and including Saturday, last tour 17.30.
– May, June: 10.00 – 18.00, Monday up and to including Friday, last tour 17.30. Saturday 10.00 – 20.00, last tour 19.30.
– July, August, September: 10.00 – 20.00, Monday up to and including Saturday, last tour 19.30.
– October: 11:00 – 16.00, Monday up to and including Friday, last tour 15.30. Saturday 10.00 – 18.00, last tour 19.30

There is a tour every half hour for a maximum of six people, at a cost of €7,00 per person. Visit only suitable for children from 6 years.

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