Sunday, July 27, 2008

Westerkerk in the Jordaan:

Westerkerk is quickly becoming my favorite church in all of Amsterdam. Not that churches get me too excited, spiritually, that is. But their interiors are often designed to take complete advantage of sunlight–and the light from the sun in Amsterdam is spectacular. Built from 1620-1632, it sits in the Jordaan; just a short distance from the Royal Palace–which was formerly the Amsterdam's City Hall–and an even shorter distance from one of my favorite canals, Bloemgracht.