Westerkerk Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Renaissance-style Westerkerk (West Church) shelters the remains of Rembrandt and his son, and it's where Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus said their marriage vows in 1966.

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52.374538° N, 4.884013° E

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  • Amsterdam 2: Churches

    Unlike most European cities, Amsterdam does not have a great cathedral or an impressive array of churches. This in part because the city officially adopted Calvinism soon after the Reformation in 1578, and Calvinists are not fans of fancy religious art or architecture. So after the Reformation, Amsterdam's existing churches were stripped down to their bare essentials, and those built later are quite plain and utilitarian...

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Westerkerk (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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April 11, 2015