CHURCHES IN AMSTERDAM and AMSTELVEEN
CHRIST CHURCH AMSTERDAM
English speaking Anglican community mixing traditional and modern in a welcoming atmosphere. Christ Church has 3 separate congregations
- CHRIST CHURCH CITY CENTRE
Services: Sundays at 10:00
Location: Groenburgwal 42 (near Waterlooplein)
- CHRIST CHURCH SOUTH
Services: Sundays at 10:00
Location: British (upper) School, Fred. Roekstraat 94a (near station Amsterdam Zuid)
- CHRIST CHURCH ZUIDOOST
Services: Sundays at 1:30 pm
Location: Luthuliplein 11, Amsterdam (near Ganzenhoef metro stop)
ENGLISH REFORMED CHURCH
Otherwise known as the “Scottish church,” an international English-speaking congregation, welcoming worshippers of all ages and from many different countries, with a beautiful building and organ.
Service: Sundays at 10:30 am
Location: Begijnhof 42, Central Amsterdam
A community following Jesus, a church for all of Amsterdam
Services: Sundays at 10.30 am
Location: Vondelkerk, Vondelstraat 120, 1054 GS Amsterdam
CROSSROADS International Church
Large and lively international church in South Amstelveen attended by many young internationals and students, as well as a growing number of Dutch.
Services: Sundays at 9:30 and 11:30 am
Location: Amstelveen College, Sportlaan 27, Amstelveen
A multicultural bilingual, cosmopolitan church in Buitenveldert neighbourhood close to Uilenstede.
Services: Sundays at 10:30 am
Location: NH Musica, van Leijenberghlaan 221, Amsterdam
HOOP voor NOORD – “HOPE FOR NORTH”
Multicultural congregation in the North of Amsterdam, above the river IJ. Services are in Dutch with translation.
Services: Sundays at 12:30 pm (with English translation)
Location: Rode Kruisstraat 20, Amsterdam Noord
Vineyard church is a multicultural, bilingual church which meets in City Center.
Services: Sundays at 11:00 AM (bilingual services in Dutch and English)
Location: Zuiderkerk (South Church), Zuiderkerkhof 72, Amsterdam, very close to Nieuwmarkt
If you would like to visit a Dutch church, there are two churches we know and can recommend to you:
The Noorderkerk is a traditional, orthodox Dutch church in the Jordan area, situated at the Noordermarkt. The congregational singing is accompanied by organ.
Services: Sundays at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm
Location: Noordermarkt 48, Amsterdam
The Jeruzalemkerk is a warm and welcoming Dutch church in Amsterdam-West. The church’s architectural style is amazing. Please note that the church is a bit hidden behind the Mercatorplein.
Services: Sundays at 10:00 am
Location: Jan Maijenstraat 14, Amsterdam-West
If you would like to visit a church service but are hesitant to go alone, please contact a member of ISMA and we can try to arrange to go with you!
WHY GO TO CHURCH?
With all the excitement and stress of living in a new country, it can be easy to ignore deeper needs while you figure out your day to day needs. However, there are lots of reasons to find a good church during your time in Amsterdam.
So why got to church?
- Living in a new place can sometimes be lonely, and church is a good place to meet new people with different backgrounds and ideas.
- Many churches will provide a deeper level of information and teaching than you will find at ISMA or your university.
- Church is a great place to learn more about yourself and about God.
As Christians, we believe that meeting with other Christians to worship God and learn from the Bible is how we grow and mature. Even if you are not a Christian, you can give church a try! You might be surprised at what you find.
There are as many different kinds of churches as there are different kinds of people. Look around, and don’t be afraid to ask us for to help you find a place. Don’t be put off by one service; try another week, or a different time of the day. And if you went to a church in your home country, remember: you are in a new country. Just as life here can be different in a lot of ways, the churches here might be different too. Don’t expect to find a church exactly the same as the one you had back home.
Try something new… That is what being an international student is all about!