Amsterdam Sights

Ronde Lutherse Kerk / Koepelkerk

a former Lutheran church in Amsterdam, located at the Singel

The Ronde Lutherse Kerk (or Koepelkerk), a former Lutheran church, was built in neo-classical style and has a chacteristic copper dome. It was built in 1671 by Dutch Golden Age architect Adriaan Dortsman, who also built Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence at the Keizersgracht.

The Koepelkerk is beautifully located at the Singel, part of the Canal Ring Area which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

When the Lutherans left the building in 1935, it became a concert hall. Nowadays the church is connected with a tunnel to the neighboring Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel and used for weddings, receptions, conferences and other events.

Fire of 1993

In 1993 the interior and characteristic green-colored copper dome were destroyed by fire. After a renovation period of 16 months, the church was fully restored. Only the copper roof was brassy and no longer green.

Visiting the church

Today curious visitors and potential customers may enquire at the Renaissance hotel for an opportunity to view the church, which is not open for the public. A security guard must accompany visitors through the underground tunnel to the church where the ground floor of the consistory has been converted to bathrooms and the upper floor to a meeting room. Of the main hall, the impressive columns, galleries, organ and pulpit can still be seen.

How to get there?

tram1, 2, 5, 13, 17 - stop Nieuwezijds Kolk
metro51, 53, 54 - stop Centraal Station
parkingQ-Park Nieuwendijk   /   P1 Parking Amsterdam Centrum

Concerts, weddings or conferences take often place in the historic 17th-century Koepelkerk

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Ronde Lutherse Kerk

Kattengat 1
Amsterdam (Canal Belt)

official website

Keizersgracht 672 The magnificent patrician house of Museum van Loon was also designed by Adriaan Dortsman

Other famous churches in Amsterdam

Nieuwe Kerk
Oude Kerk
Ronde Lutherse Kerk
St. Nicolaaskerk