The Old Church (NL: Oude Kerk) is Amsterdam's oldest building and oldest parish church, founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578 it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in "De Wallen", now Amsterdam's main red-light district. The square surrounding the church is the "Oudekerksplein", it's a place from where people from The Netherlands start the Saint-James route going to Santiago de Compostella.
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