You can already see the three slender spires of Posthoornkerk as you approach Amsterdam from the west by train. It’s a city centre landmark within walking distance of Central Station. As you walk along the busy Haarlemmerstraat, you come to an intimate courtyard behind elegant railings more than a century old. Step inside to be enchanted by light and architecture.
Versatile and unforgettable
The Posthoornkerk is suitable for weddings, dinners, receptions, conferences and lectures. The church also makes an unforgettable setting for performances and concerts. The bustling Haarlemmerstraat, lined with tempting shops, cafés and restaurants, is an ideal location for a trade fair or a market.
Polished and professional
Every modern convenience is available at this historic church, from heating to bathroom facilities and changing rooms. The heated nave can be divided into two areas, which makes this an ideal venue for a combination of dinners, lectures or weddings with a reception. Contact the Stadsherstel team for inspiration and information about the possibilities of this impressive venue.
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The church is open to the public every first Wednesday and third Sunday of the month from 12:00 to 16:00 (Sunday from 13:00).
The Posthoornkerk was the first building in Amsterdam designed by the famous Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, who went on to design Central Station, the Vondelkerk and the Rijksmuseum. The neo-Gothic interior has a magical atmosphere thanks to two galleries, one above the other, the use of different colours of brick, and the beautiful light through the stained glass windows. It’s perfect for a romantic wedding or a classical concert.
Restoring the city
By choosing one of Stadsherstel’s venues, you contribute to the restoration of the city and the conservation of cultural heritage. In the 1970s, the Posthoornkerk was nearly demolished. However, people in the neighbourhood set up the Posthoornkerk Foundation, and managed to save the church by proposing that it should be repurposed. Stadsherstel became involved and helped to completely restore and repurpose this heritage building.
The double galleries, the sunlight through the stained glass windows, the brick vaulting… this is the perfect place to pick up antiques.
A beautiful church and a great idea to be able to study here, because in a church people tend to keep quiet, unlike in other places. A mark out of ten? A 1000!