Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Ouderkerk on the Amstel, usually called Ouderkerk, is a village in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland and is located on the Amstel. It is not far from Amsterdam, but was built earlier than Amsterdam. De Amstel is located in Ouderkerk on the side of Nes aan de Amstel, and flows to Amsterdam.
The old part of Ouderkerk is on the right bank of the Amstel. That part of the village is an old core with a rich cultural heritage, with an 18th-century reformed church, nowadays Amstelkerk, and a 19th-century neo-Catholic church, the Urban Church, designed by Pierre Cuypers. In the old part of Ouderkerk is the town hall of Ouder-Amstel and there are restaurants and shops. The new part consists of a residential area and a harbor. On the other side, on the left bank of the Amstel, are some beautiful houses along the water.
A part of Ouderkerk on the Amstel is a protected village view. There are several national monuments in the village, including the two mentioned churches, the De Zwaan mill, the Jewish cemetery and the Church Bridge.