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Welcome in the Lutheran Museum

The Lutheran Museum introduces the public to Lutheranism in the Netherlands and Amsterdam, the role of Wittenberg as an administrative centre and the works of the diacony in the present and the past.



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About the Luther Museum 

The Lutheran Museum Amsterdam is situated in the Wittenberg building on the Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570, built in 1772. It is named after the place where Maarten Luther announced his 95 Theses for the reformation of the then church in 1517. That was what led to the reformation.

​Wittenberg was built as the Evangelical-Lutheran Diaconal house for the Elderly. It played a big part in the care of the poor, the elderly and orphans. 

​The Lutheran community in Amsterdam was founded at the end of the 16th century. In the 17th century about 20% of the population was Lutheran and many buildings are evidence of this, such as the Old Lutheran Church on Spui and the Round Lutheran Church on the Singel. In the course of history, the Lutheran Church and diaconate built up an important collection.

​The building itself - comprising the governors' rooms, the corridor and the church hall - is the most important part of the heritage. The heritage collection also includes paintings by Breenbergh and Ruysdael, as well as authentic pieces of furniture and silverware.

​The Lutheran Museum shows how a religious community made a new start, with its own manner of believing, and built on care for one another.


Saligh Weven: luthers textiel uit Nederland

Ontdek de betekenis achter textiel uit de Lutherse traditie in de zomerexpositie ‘Saligh Weven’ van het Luther Museum Amsterdam. De expositie, die loopt van vrijdag 28 juni tot en met zondag 1 september, zal een breed scala aan textiele werken presenteren die een rijke traditie van geloof, kunst en cultuur belichten.


With its impressive regent rooms and the church hall, the Lutheran Museum is a perfect location for meetings, events, presentations and gatherings (and even weddings!).

Come for a visit to take a look or click here for more information.


Buy your online tickets here. Luther Museum is closed on Easter and King's Day.


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