Ronde Lutherse Kerk   1668-1671

former Lutheran church wirh a copper dome

The Ronde Lutherse Kerk (or Koepelkerk), a former Lutheran church in the Canal Belt, was built in neo-classical style and has a chacteristic copper dome.


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

The church was built in 1671 by Dutch Golden Age architect Adriaan Dortsman, who also built Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence at the Keizersgracht.

Since the Lutherans were forbidden to build a church tower, they built a Dome church (Koepelkerk) with on top of it the Lutheran swan.

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.

Ronde Lutherse Kerk

Kattengat 2
Amsterdam (Centrum)


tram 2 11 12 13 17 Nwzijds Kolk
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Opening hours
not open for the public*

official website

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* Visiting the church

Today curious visitors may enquire at the Renaissance hotel for an opportunity to view the church. A security guard must accompany visitors through the underground tunnel to the church. Of the main hall, the impressive columns, galleries, organ and pulpit can still be seen.

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The fire of 1993 destroyed the characteristic green-colored copper dome
Concerts, weddings or conferences take often place in the historic 17th-century Koepelkerk