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The Westerkerk is an historic Protestant Church sitting next to the Prinsengracht canal. It is the largest church of its kind in the Netherlands, and has a history dating back to the 17th Century.
The most striking feature when you first lay eyes on the Church is the colossal clock tower standing over 85 meters high. Since being built in 1638, the tower has featured in poems and art work and boasts an impressive symbol of the Imperial Crown of Austria sitting above the clock face.
The Church building itself has recently been restored, with 12 replicas of the original chandeliers being fitted to help provide an authentic atmosphere.
Every Tuesday between noon and 1pm, the carillon of 50 bells at the top of the tower play. These are t... read more