De Krijtberg Kerk is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, located at the Singel. The church was designed by Alfred Tepe and was opened in 1883. The exuberant interior was made by Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg.
The church is dedicated to St Francis Xavier and is one of the rectorates within the Roman Catholic parish of St Nicholas, and is recognised by its two pointed towers. Since 1654 there has been a Jesuit church at this location. The original clandestine church was replaced by another one in 1677. The current Neo-Gothic church was built on the same space in 1881. Space limitations urged architect Alfred Tepe to design an unusually tall church with a monumental front. The interior was provided by members of the Guild of St. Bernulphus, most notable the Mengelberg firm. Most of interior has survived. Services there are in a variety of styles.
Hermes van Amstel | Apr 18, 2018
De Krijtberg Church is looking very gorgeous on the canal reflecting in the water ... a pretty tall church clenched between classical Amsterdam canal houses. It is just incredible how much architecture was created in the Golden Age and how well it survives ...
Joli Harsányi | Apr 30, 2018
The Chalk Mountain (De Krijtberg Kerk) - St. Francis Xavier Church is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, located at the Singel. The church was designed by Alfred Tepe and was opened in 1883.
Peter Mackenzy | May 22, 2018
Amazing, stunning and wonderful Catholic Church !!! Simple, beauty of Catholicism.
Fabricius Nyeholt | Dec 14, 2017
For the ones who know church architecture in Milan, Lisbon, Munich: this is probably the most richly decorated and intimate church of the Order of Jesuits in Amsterdam.
Jodie Hunter | Dec 8, 2017
A Amazing and beautiful. Cello and cantor was lovely additions to a spectacular church.
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