Kerkennacht Amsterdam guides you from one church to another

Kerkennacht Amsterdam guides you from one church to another

Jun 25, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Jerry is the name, online is my game. I'm a digital enthusiast, ranging from old skool gaming and Space Invaders to iPads and social media. The integration of digital elements in everyday life and art have my particular interest, and besides that I'm part time rockaholic.

Although I am not a (very) religious person, there is one event this weekend I do not want to miss: Kerkennacht (or Church Night) Amsterdam. It is an event not only for religious ones, but also for those who simply adore architecture, darkness and unusual happenings. Imagine. 12 churches in the centre of Amsterdam. Darkness or about-to-get-dark. Music, photography, performances, talks, a cup of coffee/tea and a tasty cake, depending on each church.

Question: What else is needed to make this night special?
Answer: You on your bike, foot or even in a boat.

The Church Night welcomes everybody, no matter what his or her religion (if any) and relationship with church is. It’s not a night to talk about religion, although that’s also possible. It’s rather an evening to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Amsterdam’s churches. If that’s not enough, this weekend’s Church Night takes place in 19 other Dutch cities. Hop in a train and see more! Maybe we meet there?

Kerkennacht Amsterdam

When: June 25, 7pm – 11pm
Where: City centre of Amsterdam

Keizersgrachtkerk – Keizersgracht 566
Westerkerk – Prinsengracht 281
Noorderkerk – Noordermarkt 48
Krijtberg – Singel 448
Oude Lutherse Kerk – Singel 411 / Spui
Doopsgezinde Kerk – Singel 452
Corvershof – Herengracht 18
Oude Kerk – Oudekerksplein 23
English Reformed Church – Begijnhof 48
Eglise Wallone – Walenpleintje 159
Mokum Russisch Orthodox – Lijnbaansgracht 47-48
De Nieuwe Kerk – Dam

Feature image by Michael Fontenot

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