Many already preceded you with a visit to the Cathedral. It is an imposing and mystical building that suddenly appears between the buildings. And because of the different architectural styles that architect Joseph Cuypers has applied, you can discover everything from the outside as well as the inside.
Despite the restoration, the summer opening just continues as in recent years. And unlike last year, the Hoogkoor has also been reopened to the public.
The new Cathedral Museum was officially opened on 25 March by Commissioner of the King Johan Remkes. This means that the former Treasury in the episcopal sacristy has now been replaced by a magnificent museum in the crypt under the Hoogkoor. The collection includes beautiful objects such as chalices, monstrances, candlesticks and crosses. Extra special is that there are objects from the chapel of King Louis Napoleon in the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. In addition, the museum wants to show what a cathedral is and gives attention to the restoration. It also pays attention to the many famous artists who have worked on the cathedral.
Entrance, coffee bar and cathedral shop
The entrance to the visit is via the main entrance of the cathedral at Bottemanneplein. Upon entering, one immediately admires the new stained-glass windows designed by Jan Dibbets, who were officially inaugurated on 4 March 2016 in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. After the entrance you will also find the cathedral shop and the coffee bar in the H. Lidwina chapel. “