The Oude Kerk has four exquisite organs. They are part of an honourable organ tradition since the 15th century. The famous organist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck played the organ here from 1577 to 1621. The bi-annual International Sweelinck Festival and Competition was named after him. The Old Church's current organists are Matteo Imbruno and Henk Verhoef.
foto: Daniel Bras
The Old Church wardens commissioned Hamburg organ maker Christian Vater to build a new organ in 1724, which can still be admired and heard in the church today. The north side of the church features the Transept or Choir Organ. The Quire has housed a third organ for some years, known as the Chamber Organ, and a new organ was recently installed. This fourth organ was commissioned by Matteo Imbruno, one of the Old Church's organists.
See: dispositie van de orgels (PDF 44Mb)