Stichting Vrienden van De Oude Kerk (Friends of the Old Church Foundation) takes care of the building's upkeep, but also encourages culture in the church, such as exhibitions and concerts. Members meet each year at one of the lectures, concerts, receptions, or the popular Saskia Breakfast.
Friends of the Old Church Foundation (Stichting Vrienden van De Oude Kerk)
Without support from the Friends, the Old Church could not be kept in the state that it is. Regular maintenance and restorations are needed, and there are many events that need organising. Many companies, funds, and individuals have given their support to the Old Church and made a lot possible. This support will remain essential in the future.
How to Become a Friend?
Friends can most of the time enter the church free of charge, and are given reductions to activities organised by the Foundation. There is a special 'friends activity' at least twice a year. On 9 March, when the sun shines directly onto the grave of Rembrandt's Saskia, the Saskia Breakfast is held in the church.
Would you also like to contribute to the preservation of this unique European monument? You can become a Friend for a minimum of €25.00 per year. For more information, see Registration.
Over the centuries, many citizens of Amsterdam have shown their appreciation of this monument. We regularly receive enquiries about larger donations, gifts, inheritances, and bequests. If you have questions about arrangements, fiscal advantages, or specific contributions, please contact