People • Liberty Church Amsterdam
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A church is not a building – it’s all about people. Meet our vibrant community, made up of people from all over the world. We invite you to join us as we seek to love and serve God in Amsterdam.


As well as gathering together every Sunday, we also meet midweek in small groups across the city. These groups are a great way to get to know more people, build friendships and encourage one another in our faith. We have groups meeting across the city on midweek evenings. We’ve taken a break over the summer but will be relaunching in September 2018. If you’d like to join one of these community groups you can sign up at

Get to know a few of our group leaders…

Rich and Chantelle are 2 South Africans living a life of adventure in Amsterdam. They arrived in early 2016 with nothing but 2 bags each and some undervalued rands. They explore, run a business and serve God together – in a city they love.


Werner & Katharina came all the way from South Africa in 2016 with their 2 beautiful girls. Deeply passionate about people and their new home, the Netherlands. They love long conversations over a glass of wine and definitely make the best Braai in town!

Ludo and Jess made the looooong journey from Sydney to Amsterdam mid 2016. Ludo is originally Dutch so they decided to check out what life here is like. They love good food, music and having a table full of people.

Derek, Elizabeth and their 4 children, moved to Amsterdam in January of 2016. Derek teaches at Tyndale Theological Seminary, Elizabeth homeschools and keeps the house from burning down, and together they have a passion to see Christ exalted in their home, the city, and across the globe.

Si and Lottie are passionate about God’s Church, and moved to Amsterdam from Brighton, UK with their two young boys in Sep 2014 to be a part of Liberty. Since then their family has grown with the addition of a very cheeky smiley pink bundle. As a family they love going exploring, eating good food and generally getting stuck into city life.


Are you interested in being part of Liberty Church? Our community is made up of people from all over the world – including ‘born & bred’ Amsterdammers and many from much further afield.

We’re always keen to welcome new people and we’re sure you’ll feel at home with us. Use our contact form or get in touch with us through social media. We’d love to hear from you.


Matt & Jo Simmonds moved from Brighton, UK (having been leaders at Emmanuel Church, Brighton) with their four daughters to Amsterdam in July 2014 to start Liberty Church Amsterdam.

Matt & Jo first visited Amsterdam in October 2011 and immediately fell in love with the city and began to dream about starting a church in Amsterdam. Six years later they remain committed to working out that dream – building a community of people who love Jesus, love each other and love Amsterdam.