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Grote Kerk

Lange Geldersekade 2, 3311 CJ Dordrecht, The Netherlands
078 6144660
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Dordrecht
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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248 reviews 248 reviews
77 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The unfinished bell tower of this church is a landmark of this city which is tied to many historical events in The Netherlands notably church reform in the 17th century. Originally built as a Catholic church it was converted to a Protestant church in the 16th century like so many churches in the country. The interior has some fine details... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The ancient city of Dordrecht sits upon an island in the delta riverlands of the Maas. Rising above the southern edge of this small waterbound city of narrow streets and fine buildings a massive fortress tower rises above the tumbled houses and the flat lands of Holland before the rivers rush into the North Sea. Construction of the Great or... More

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Leeuwarden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The church exterior is impressive, especially in the evening. The interior is somewhat disappointing. The glass in lead window are a good piece of art, but as a total you have to be very interested in church history and art to enjoy the church. If you're there go up the tower for a nice view of Dordrecht and the surrounding... More

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was amazed in Dordrecht. Just a small town but with so much to see. The great Church is very nice and you must climb to the top. What a magnificent view. You can take the best photos of the main square and see from the top the others churches and channels. We take a lot of photos from all... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The old Lutheran church is a great attraction in this beautiful city, lots of educational material in this church to view and learn.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Staff in the church are lovely and friendly. The steps are a bit daunting so take care as you come down

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London, United Kingdom
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111 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This imposing church is, in common with many Dutch religious buildings, designed for preaching so the interior is whitewashed, spacious and calming. Admission is free (although there is a charge to climb the tower - which closes at 4pm). There was also a surprisingly pleasing display of modern art works when I visited.

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the Hague
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Very nice and well looked after Church. Beautiful stained glass, and a leaning tower as an added bonus. Outside the church a beautiful view over the river

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you want to have a good view of Dordrecht and surroundings, go and climb the tower. It's worth it!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
131 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Unfortunately this church was closed (only opened in the weekends in winter) and a part was in scaffolds. But I loved to watch De Grote Kerk, a majestic building that dominates the skyline of Dordrecht

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