De Nieuwe Kerk, best translated as “New Church”, is located next to the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. Despite the name New Church, this church is a historic building. The church is associated with the royal family for centuries. Throughout the ages, royal ceremonies, official meetings, and cultural events happened here.
The current exposition in Nieuw Kerk is “The century of Juliana”, a tribute to the most beloved Dutch Queen.
Nieuwe Kerk offers fascinating exhibitions at Dam Square in Amsterdam
Dam Square is one of Amsterdam’s historical highlights. Located in the very center of the city and surrounded by historic and monumental buildings. This is where you find the Royal Palace. A sturdy building from the outside. But inside you get lost in a fairy tale. Here at the Dam, you find the Nieuwe Kerk. Moreover, Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the National War Museum, Grand Hotel Krasnapolski, and the luxury shopping paradise “De Bijenkorf” are on the spot. Dam Square crosses Kalverstraat, one of the most crowded shopping streets in Amsterdam.
King Willem Alexander Married in the Nieuwe Kerk
The New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) on Dam Square Amsterdam is a great place where fantastic exhibitions are organized. You can currently visit an exhibition about the former Dutch queen Juliana. Juliana was the grandmother of the current King Alexander. The Nieuwe Kerk is also famous because King Alexander and Queen Maxima married in this church.
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Annual World Press Photo exposition at Nieuw Kerk
The yearly World Press photo exhibition is also in the Nieuwe Kerk. Featuring entries from international press photographers from all over the world. As a matter of fact, you can see the best and most important modern photojournalism and documentary photography at World Press Photo. The photos are from Press photographers who have distinguished themselves with their entries in photography competitions. Moreover, this impressive exhibition pays attention to the freedom of the press and the impact of fake news.
Queen Juliana exhibited as a lovely and rebellious monarch
Everyone wants to be a queen. But is it really such a wonderful life? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. Judge for yourself at an exposition dedicated to the life of Queen Juliana. In Amsterdam on Dam Square next to the Royal Palace in the New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk) well known for its fantastic exhibitions. Until April 2023 you can visit the exhibition: “The Century of Juliana, a modern and rebellious queen.” Juliana was the only daughter of Queen Wilhelmina. Being the mother of Beatrix, HRH Juliana is the grandmother of the current King of the Netherlands: Willem Alexander. This tribute to Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands is an absolute must-see. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and the Royal Palace and be amazed by Juliana’s high-profile life and magical connections.
Historic facts about former Queen Juliana
Juliana was Queen of the Netherlands from September 4, 1948, till April 30, 1980. The former queen’s full name is Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was born on April 30, 1909, she was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Being married to Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld they had four daughters.
How to get to Nieuwe Kerk on Dam Square
If you’re planning to visit the Nieuwe Kerk, the best way is to buy an e-ticket in advance. But it is also possible to buy a ticket at the entrance of the Nieuwe Kerk. The church is situated right beside the Royal Palace. The entrance is on Dam Square.
Private pictures and personal objects in the exhibition about Juliana
The exhibition “The century of Juliana, queen of The Netherlands” contains an enormous amount of objects and personal belongings of the royal Dutch family. There are more than four hundred items shown in a beautiful and impressive setting. The exposition is a true tribute to former queen Juliana.
Do not miss the Museum Shop in the Nieuwe Kerk
In the Nieuwe Kerk is a great museum shop where you can buy books, posters, postcards, and nice gadgets related to actual and former expositions. The exhibition on Juliana gives a true picture of her life from the cradle to the grave. She was a truly beloved queen. The exhibition is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the Dutch royal family.