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Oudezijds Chapel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • May 14, 1877 - July 5, 1878

Vincent van Gogh attended services in the Oudezijds chapel multiple times. On 15 July 1877, he heard his Uncle Stricker preach at the 10 a.m. service. It was poorly attended, and Vincent was surrounded mainly by orphans. He reported that the sermon was

“a warning not to become too attached to outward forms and ceremonies without truly sincere religious feeling of the heart, as opposed to a life without belief in the things that are higher than those in this life.”  Read the complete letter

Vincent considered the little neighbourhood around the church, whose narrow streets included Zeedijk and Teertuinen, a "very nice part of the city" that reminded him of central London


Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp
Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
Bussum, 2003

Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
VVV Amsterdam

Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries
Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1990

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