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Basilica of St. Nicholas

Prins Hendrikkade 73 (across Amsterdam CS)
020 330 78 12 / e-mail: info@nicolaas-parochie.nl

On Sunday access only for participation in the services. No sightseeing.

Services are in Dutch unless otherwise stated

Mass times

Sunday
10:30 High Mass
13:00 High Mass (Spanish)
17:00 Gregorian Vespers (Latin), not in July and August

Monday to Saturday
12:30 Mass (Tuesday English, Friday Spanish)

Thursday
18:00 Vespers and Mass, not in July and August

Saturday
17:00 Choral Evensong (English), not in August and September, not on 28 December

Opening hours
Monday 12:00–15:00
Tuesday–Friday 11:00–16:00
Saturday 12:00–15:00 and 16:30–17:45
Sunday: access only for participation in the services; no sightseeing

No sightseeing during the services
On Sunday no sightseeing at all

Confession

A priest is available daily after Mass – please ask the assistant.
Also on Saturday 13:00–15:00, and on Sunday 10:00–10:20.

Christmas 2019

Saturday 21 December
Church open 12:00-15:00 and 16:30-18:15
12:30  Mass
17:00  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (English); free entrance

Sunday 22 December
Church open only for the services
10:30  High Mass – Monastic liturgy and polyphonic choral singing
13:00  High Mass (Spanish / Misa en Español)
17:00  Plainchant Vespers (Latin)

Tuesday 24 December
Church open only for the services
16:00  Children’s Celebration, with Christmas play
17:00  First Christmas Vespers (Latin)
20:00  Mass – Monastic liturgy and polyphonic choral singing; access only with ticket
22:00  Mass – Monastic liturgy and polyphonic choral singing; access only with ticket

Tickets are available only at the Basilica on Sunday 1 December and Sunday 8 December after the 10:30 High Mass. A voluntary contribution of 2 euros per card will be appreciated. It’s not possible to order tickets by (e-)mail or by phone. We apologize for the incovenience.

Wednesday 25 December
Church open only for the services
10:30  Solemnity of Christmas – Monastic liturgy and polyphonic choral singing
13:00  Solemnity of Christmas (Spanish / Misa en Español)
17:00  Second Christmas Vespers (Latin)

Thursday 26 December
Church open only for the service
10:30  Mass
No Mass at 18:00

Friday 27 December
Church open 11:00-16:00
12:30  Mass (Spanish)

Saturday 28 December
Church open 12:00-15:00
12:30  Mass
No Evensong

Sunday 29 December
Church open only for the services
10:30  High Mass – Feast Holy Family
13:00  High Mass – Feast Holy Family (Spanish / Misa en Español)
17:00  Plainchant Vespers (Latin)

Monday 30 December
Church open 12:00-15:00
12:30  Mass

Tuesday 31 December
Church open 12:00-15:00
12:30  Mass  (English)

Wednesday 1 January
Church open only for the service
12:30  Solemnity Mary, Mother of God

Thursday 2 January
Church open 12:00-13:00
12:30  Mass

Friday 3 January
Church open 12:00-13:00
12:30  Mass (Spanish)

Saturday 4 January
Church open 12:00-15:00 and 16:30-17:45
12:30  Mass
17:00  Choral Evensong

Sunday 5 January
Church open only for the services
10:30  Solemnity The Epiphany of the Lord
13:00  Solemnity The Epiphany of the Lord (Spanish / Misa en Español)
17:00  Plainchant Vespers (Latin)

Church wedding

If you’re considering a church wedding in the Nicholas Basilica, please contact deacon Rob Polet, +31 6 27 25 67 30 or e-mail: r.polet@nicolaas-parochie.nl

Private Mass

If you’re travelling with a priest and would like to have a private Mass in the basilica, please contact our manager Harry van Swinderen, +31 6 84 61 93 42.
E-mail: koster@nicolaas-parochie.nl
The basilica is not available on Sunday.