reaching the lost

Millions of people are far from God. We want to reach them so they can be close to God by sharing the Good News through every possible avenue. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, and as a Church,  it’s our joy and privilege to continue that mission today! 

reviving the church

You can’t make a difference in this world without being passionate. The Holy Spirit came to fill us with the love, power, and passion of God so that we can go and make an impact on our generation. We want to be a Church where you not only receive knowledge ABOUT God, but where you can encounter Him personally and intimately. 

raising up leaders

There’s a lot of work to do; too big for one man or woman to accomplish alone. That’s why we work hard to see leaders raised up in their full, God-given potential so they can take their place and make a difference in this world.

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our church

Are you looking for a place where you can really meet God and where you can grow in the plan that He has for your life? Then we would like to welcome you to the River!

Our services consist of anointed worship, an uncompromised message from the Word of God, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Services that will impact your life!

We believe that when we put God first place in our lives, He will not only change our lives, but also our city and our nation!

We would love for you to join us this Sunday!

our pastors

Pastors Ben and Jacky Kroeske came to the Netherlands in 2013 with the vision for the Church burning in their hearts! Ben, as native Dutch, and Jacky, from Puerto Rico, met each other while attending the River Bible Institute in Tampa, Florida.

After graduating with a Batchelor of Arts in Theology, they were hired as full-time staff at the River at Tampa Bay Church and Revival Ministries International. In 2013, they were ordained through Revival Ministries International Ministerial Association for the work the Lord has called them to do in the Netherlands.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Core Values

We love God.
We love people.
We are family.
We lay up eternal treasures.
We are excellent.
We are generous.

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You don’t have to do life alone. Welcome home.

online giving

You can give online by credit card using the PayPal button below, or you can do a bank transfer to the following account:

Name: The River
IBAN: NL43INGB0006248083

We suggest using TransferWise for sending international donations. It’s a very quick, safe, and cost effective way of transferring money internationally. You will find the link below.

To sow toward the Building Fund please use the following info:

Name: The River
IBAN: NL39INGB0008223269

*The River is an ANBI which allows your gift to be tax deductible with the Dutch government.

Thank you for investing in eternal matters today!

Service tiMes

We would love meet you at one of our upcoming services!

Sunday AM 10:00
Sunday PM 18:00

We frequently have special services, extended meetings, as well as River Amsterdam Youth events, so be sure to check out our social media platforms for the most up-to-date schedule! To view our monthly calendar, click the button below.


Our Sunday AM & PM services are held at:

Cygnus Gymnasium
Vrolikstraat 8
1091 VG Amsterdam

There is free parking available for Sunday services. You can also reach us via public transport by exiting at the Wibautstraat metro stop.

Our midweek services, and our offices are located in IJburg. Our address is:

Diemerparklaan 29
1087GN Amsterdam

There’s free street parking every evening after 7PM!

You can also reach us via public transport by taking Tram 26 from Amsterdam Central. Exit at Diemerparklaan. Take a two minute walk from there, and the Church is located on your left hand side. We recommend checking 9292.nl for specific directions from your starting point.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to call us at by using our contact form or by one of the following:

Phone: 020-3342010

Diemerparklaan 29
1087GN Amsterdam

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The River Amsterdam is a place where young and old of every culture can find a home.

A Church in movement where you don't only hear about God, but a place where you can get to know Him personally.


Diemerparklaan 29
1087GN Amsterdam

Phone: 020-3342010

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