First Meeting point - Nieuwe kerk Amsterdam | De Nieuwe Kerk
First meeting point of the day. From here we will visit some highlights in Amsterdam.
Adjacent to the Royal Palace is Amsterdam Nieuwe Kerk, a church of the highest order. Akin to the Gothic churches of France, it was built circa 1400 due to the shortage of churches in the city and over the years, many changes have been made. The New Church remarkably managed to escape major damage in 1421 and 1452, the two great fires of Amsterdam, although two centuries later it was reduced to ashes when plumbers accidentally started a fire. The church however has been faithfully restored to its former glory, exhibiting the original early Renaissance style features throughout even though it remains tower-less.