Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Saint Nicholas church Amsterdam: stained glass art work

The Saint Nicholas church also called Cathedral at the IJ, is located near the Central Station of Amsterdam. The exterior as well the interior is a bit dark and the church looks rather old. This is however not the case, the church is only about 130 years old. Inside you find a beautiful mosaic of the Last Supper and the stained windows are fantastic. If I am not mistaken, the item under the altar has a small dome in the colours of Amsterdam.

De Sint Nicolaas kerk in Amsterdam wordt ook wel de Kathedraal aan het IJ genoemd en is gelegen nabij het Centraal Station. De buitenzijde alsook het interieur zijn wat donker en de kerk lijkt heel oud. Dit is echter niet zo, ze is slechts ongeveer 130 jaar oud. Binnen vind je een mooie mozaïek van Het Laatste Avondmaal en de brandglasramen zijn fantastisch. Als ik me niet vergis, is de kleine koepel van het kunstwerk onder het altaar in de kleuren van de stad Amsterdam.. 
 
St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

St Nicolaaskerk Amsterdam

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15 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful church, it is quite stunning. Lovely post. Take care Diane

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  2. Je geeft ons een heel stemmig overzicht van de binnenkant van de kerk.

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  3. Your stained glass window are wonderful - they are difficult to photograph well.

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  4. Kerken, Filip, heel vaak moooooiii...
    Lie(f)s.

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  5. Those windows art... so nice.. people don't really make those anymore these days =/

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  6. I love stained glass. I want some in my home - minus the religious motifs.

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  7. I always enjoy the peaceful sense from these places. Very nice photos, thanks you both really know where to visit!

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  8. in Australia, 130years old is old, funny world. Love the stained glass windows. Great indoor shots.

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  9. Magnificent stained glasses! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures, I didn't know this Church ( inside ), there are so many beautiful details there!
    hugs
    Léia

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  10. I always admire the architecture of the churches in the Europe countries!

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  11. windows and glass art are really beautiful..
    and color combination is also really superb

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  12. Absolutely fabulous! I love stained glass!

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  13. how beautifull and impressive!

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