Although I've passed through many times before, it was my first time to step inside the English Reformed Church situated in this hidden cloister. We sat down for a moment and enjoyed listening to classical tunes and hymns played on an antique piano. I'm not a religious person but there is something soothing and spiritual about sitting quietly in a place of great historic presence with piano notes rolling and echoing though the background.
Outside, lovely tulips and bright flowers filled the garden, along with (and it pains me to say this) noisy, American tourists. Another clear indication that spring has arrived and summer will be here soon!
Beginjhof 30, Amsterdam
Open daily, 9-17h
(Located near Spui, enter through a small door near the American Book Center
or along the alley Gedempte Benijnsloot)
PS. I'd like to add more posts about free spots around town. Do you have any suggestions about new places to visit? I'd love to hear them! Be sure to check out my recently updated Amsterdam City Guide Map right here!