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The crown topping the spire is the Emperor's Crown of Maximilian I.
Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn lies buried here.
It is located close to "The Achterhuis" where diarist Anne Frank, her family and others hid from Nazi persecution for two years during World War II. The Westerkerk is mentioned frequently in her diary - its clock tower could be seen from the attic of "The Achterhuis" and Frank described the chiming of the clock as a source of comfort. A memorial statue of Frank is located outside the church.
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