The ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland

De Nieuwe Kerk (‘New Church’), which they started building in 1408, is only new in comparison to the ‘Old Church’.

‘the sunlight floods the floor’
Sunlight streaming in through the brass doors of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland ‘in watery red and gold,’
A stained-glass window in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland ‘pale indigo and green…’
Stained-glass windows in the 'Nieuwe' Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland ‘the names of the dead embedded in the floor remind her that the water is actually stone.’
A tombstone embedded in the floor of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland The quotes are taken from The Miniaturist, a novel about Amsterdam in 1686, by Jessie Burton. I’m not sure if she was talking about the old church or the new but it certainly works for De Nieuwe Kerk. (Incidentally this is a great book to read if you’re visiting Amsterdam.)
Novel about Amsterdam in 1686, The Miniaturist by Jessie BurtonHere are few more shots of the Nieuwe Kerk.
The wooden ceiling in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland A stained-glass window in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland Detail of the brass doors of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland Located on Dam Square, the old centre of Amsterdam, it combines the features of a historic Dutch church with frequent exhibitions and organ recitals. When we were there a World Press Photo Exhibition was going on, adding another dimension to the whole experience of visiting the church.
A World Press Photo Exhibit at 'De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam More on our 2015 trip to Holland.

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