De Duif is a church on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. At present – after the recent restoration by Stadsherstel Amsterdam – it is rented out for all kinds of events.
The church was built in 1858 as the Roman Catholic St. Willibrorduskerk designed by the architect Theo Molkenboer. It was a modern replacement for the old St. Willibrordus church which had become too small. That had been the first Catholic church to be built in the Netherlands that was not a hidden church and which had been built on the former location of a sugar factory called "Het Fortuyn", which had burnt down at the close of the 18th century. The original St. Willibrorduskerk was itself a replacement for the century-old hidden church called "Het Vrededuifje" which had stood on the "Kerkstraat".
Sam Philly | Apr 3, 2018
The city of canals is just stunning. Clean and more beautiful than I remembered. There are 3 canals that bring the city together and De Duif is one of them. The beautiful and unique slender buildings, beautiful bridges, cafes and bars make it a fabulous place. Awesome to wander down in any weather. I have so many photos, but hard to identify one canal from another when you're not well acquainted with the area. Just enjoy.
MTA Held | May 13, 2018
Old and classic church. Really nice acoustics. Seems authentic but a little small.
Vasile Petrov | May 11, 2018
Stand-up comedy in a church! Great experience! Definitely to try.
Laura I | Mar 25, 2018
Very nice location! It looks awesome but the show I saw had a very bad sound system but I don’t know if the place is in charge of this.
Nefeli PL | May 5, 2018
Old church turned into a nice cosy concert hall.
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