The Westerkerk (Western Church) is a Protestant Church in Amsterdam (the capital city of the Netherlands), built in 1620-1631 after a design by Hendrick de Keyser.
It is next to Amsterdam’s Jordaan district, on the bank of the Prinsengracht canal. The spire, called the Westertoren (Western Tower), is the highest church tower in Amsterdam, at 85 meters (279 feet).
Listed building on Rijksmonuments in Amsterdam

The Westerkerk is located close to the Achterhuis (now Anne Frank House) where diarist Anne Frank, her family and others hid from Nazi persecution for two years during World War II. The Westerkerk is mentioned frequently in her diary – its clock tower could be seen from the attic of the Achterhuis and Anne Frank described the chiming of the clock as a source of comfort. A memorial statue of Frank is located outside the church.

On March 10, 1966, Queen Beatrix (then Princess Beatrix) married Prince Claus in the Westerkerk.

Amsterdam, Holland – 4 August 2012
Camera: Canon Poweshot SX1 IS



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  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 2 years ago

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 2 years ago

    Mooi plaatje, Hans! Klassiek. :)

  • Goedemorgen Marjolein! Dank je wel!
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    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Goedemorgen Sylvia! Dank je wel!
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  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot and thanks for the interesting description.

  • Goedemorgen Gilberte! Dank je wel!
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    Hans xxx

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice bold light and description

  • Thanks a lot for your great compliments, Kala! Glad you like it!
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  • cieloverde
    cieloverdealmost 2 years ago

    Interesting review histórica.Bella photography …..
    I know the story and have seen a play by Chilean artists.
    Greetings Hans!

  • Thanks a lot, Liliana!

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    katekreationsalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Featured 25th September 2012

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