Welcome to St. Nicholas and Christmas...

...where I am currently "visiting" churches from around the world that are dedicated to Nicholas of Myra. If you know of any St. Nicholas churches that you'd like to see featured here please let me know.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Church of St. Nicholas - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Image Courtesy: Allposters.com 
Artist: Nico Jungmann (1872-1935)
This gorgeous 19c church was designed by Adrianus Bleijs using elements of Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance. It was officially called "St. Nicholas inside the walls" because it is located in the oldest part of the city. It is Amsterdam's major Roman Catholic church.
A modern View
 Image Courtesy: Massimo Catarinella
And another...
Image Courtesy: Peter Weis
Isn't this just gorgeous?
Anyone for a trip to Amsterdam?
Image courtesy: Inyourpocket
Please go to inyourpocket and wikipedia for more information about this lovely building dedicated to St. Nicholas


Sara Lee said...

That's such a beautiful church! I'll pack my bags immediately :)

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, beautiful. And, a wonderful city to visit.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is amazing and beautiful. Would love to see it someday in person.

Out on the prairie said...

I would enjoy returning and seeing more. I was there in 03 for a celebration at the Van Gogh museum.

Pat said...

Beautiful! What time do we all meet there? :)

Junibears said...

May I bring my little Bichon with me?
I love that old original oil painting! xx

Celestial Charms said...

Ah yes, one of the loveliest of cities. I've had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam twice, but never had the chance to see the inside of this beautiful church.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful week ahead.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

This church looks really lovely, and I'd love to visit Amsterdam Ann, my two youngest children's grandma is Dutch but has lived in Britain for over 40 years now.
The painting is wonderful!

(p.s.Soooo sorry that my 'code-thingy' is difficult to decipher, someone else has mentioned the same. I'm not sure what to do about that tho'. In the past I had someone leaving comments I really didn't need if you know what I mean. I probably miss a lot of nice people commenting if they too have the same difficulty that you had.
Hope your week-end has been a good one too!)

Hugs Jane

Krystal said...

that is pretty breathtaking, i must say!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Edward!!
It was so good to hear from you and your Mom. Yay my peeps are home!!
Mom and Dad once had a lay over at the Amsterdam airport but not long enough to visit. They hope to visit there one day.
hugs Madi your BFFF

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH ANN, I love The Netherlands and this has got to be a beauty of a church....how FUN! OK, I will email you right now! Anita

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This church is quite beautiful. You will be interested to know that it was also featured today on
Take care Diane

hi-d said...

I would pretty much be up for a trip anywhere in Europe. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day, Ann.

God Bless You!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ann,

The church looks magnificent and must be such a beautiful city to look around.
Happy week and thanks for visiting me