Centre Location

Groenburgwal 42, 1011HW Amsterdam


Christ Church Centre meets at 10.00 on Sundays* in our historic canalside building in central Amsterdam. (We are an internationally diverse community seeking to make God known in the heart of our city.

*Please check our calendar for exceptions

On Wednesday* afternoons our building is open to visitors from 15.00 to 17.00. We regularly offer a short communion service during that time.

The Chaplaincy has worshipped in this location since 1771, and has been in the city of Amsterdam since 1698.

Children's Church

Our children’s ministry is an essential piece of our full Sunday morning experience. We integrate Biblical learning, worship music, and hands-on activities each week to help foster a love of Christ and the Bible in our children. We are using The Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum—a favorite for many families.

After a short interruption, Children’s Church will resume again soon biweekly on the first and third Sundays of the month at the Centre congregation. 

The aim of this ministry is to come alongside parents and serve their families as they are the primary disciple makers of their children.

Youth Center

The Youth Group is a place for young people to relax, have some fun together, and share their thoughts, experiences and struggles related to their faith.  We have a joint group comprising young people from both the Centre and South congregations.  We meet during the service on the second Sunday of the month at the South congregation and the fourth Sunday at the Centre congregation.  

We use games and quizzes to help everyone relax and get to know each other better and we give time for everyone to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences honestly.  We use different programmes and websites, e.g. Youth Alpha, to help us explore the Bible and our faith.

We want very much to emphasise meeting the youth where they are, rather than force-feeding them the “right” answers.  We want the Youth Group to be a place where the young people can honestly explore and build their faith

How to Reach Us?

Our address is Groenburgwal 42, 1011 HW Amsterdam

Street parking is free in Amsterdam Centre on Sundays until noon. The Stopera parking (Stadhuis Muziektheater) is the closest paid parking garage.

Closest metro stops: Rokin, Nieuwmarkt (exit Snoekjessteeg), Waterlooplein

Drop by on “Open Wednesdays

Each Wednesday from 15:30-17:00, Groenburgwal 42 is open for visitors to visit our historic building, to join us in coffee and conversation and of course to have a moment alone to pray in our Sanctuary.

You are most welcome to visit us at Christ Church City Centre. Enjoy learning about its history or simply appreciate its stillness.

After entering through its doors, you will walk through a beautiful courtyard, before entering the church sanctuary.


City Centre Congregation Statement:

Christ Church Amsterdam follows the Safeguarding Policies of the Church of England, including the policies of the Diocese in Europe to which this Chaplaincy belongs. Our congregational Safeguarding Coordinator for the City Centre Congregation is Sophia Wilson-Sey.

Please contact Sophia at sophia@christchurch.nl with any concerns.

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