Sint Willibrordkerk

Sint Willibrordkerk, Utrecht: Address, Sint Willibrordkerk Reviews: 4.5/5

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Vidosmum
Utrecht, The Netherlands123 contributions
Unusual church
Aug 2019
This church is a briliant example of neo-gothic/gothic revival style, popular in the 1880-1900. For those used to white, sombre, strict-lined church design, it will come as an explosion of colours, patterns, mosaics and forms - really beautiful!
Written September 22, 2019
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Helen M
Dublin, Ireland144 contributions
Wow!
May 2019 • Friends
I usually consider Catholic churches to be far too gaudy but this one, although every inch is decorated, is fantastic! There are some absolutely stunning details. I particularly liked our guide's explanation of the font's location. The unbaptised baby is brought into a small area at the side of the door; baptised, then brought through a different door into the church proper.
Written May 12, 2019
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Mark W
2 contributions
work and play
Jan 2018 • Business
Working holiday. Re slated the roof back in 1996 on this beautiful church. Stunning, must see. Best church I've seen in The Netherlands.
Written December 4, 2018
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Jen B
Utrecht, The Netherlands1 contribution
Extraordinary church (among many) in Utrecht
Sep 2018 • Solo
Don't let its unassuming facade fool you; this church is absolutely breathtaking inside. From the detailed woodwork and stained class to the painted stations of the cross and ornately painted walls, this church is a must see. It's so tranquil inside; it's nice to just sit and look up at the ceiling. Historically, Utrecht was the center of the catholic church until the Protestants rolled in and destroyed the vast majority of it. This church was built in 1875, well after the Protestant Reformation. I think it's the most beautiful church in Utrecht, if not the whole of the Netherlands, and I have seen many. Highly recommend.
Written September 15, 2018
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Arun S
23 contributions
A beautiful, beautiful catholic church in a protestant Utrecht..
Jul 2018 • Couples
You wouldn't expect a catholic church to be built in such a grand style in Utrecht, in the Netherlands. This after all - is majority protestant in the lands "above the river", and yet, here we are..

I lived in the neighbourhood of Utrecht for years, and never knew. It was - as are all catholic churches - "well hidden in plain view". Such churches were also called "Schuilkerken" - or hidden churches. They were designed to look like villas on the outside, but were churches on the inside.. So too this church.

It's been recently purchased by a French order, and mass is celebrated in the traditional latin. So if you'd like to see mass as it used to be celebrated in the 14th century, head down here. its quite an experience
Written August 31, 2018
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rb1414
Chiang Mai, Thailand72 contributions
OMG (can I say that?)
Jul 2018 • Friends
Right, if you do nothing else in Utrecht, go to this church. I don't do religion but I do churches and cathedrals and this pushing towards the Premier league title of "hidden gem" churches.

This is a must-do.
Written July 13, 2018
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,774 contributions
Hidden gem
Mar 2018 • Solo
Sint Willibrordkerk certainly does not look like a church from outside. I thought I was in a wrong place but luckily asked advice from a local by-passer. Inside is a total contract; very beautiful and impressive Catholic Church. I was lucky to get in for a short visit while there was a concert - what an effect to have such music in such a place. A lot of impressive colorful paintings.
Written March 25, 2018
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LuizaCasali
Irati12 contributions
Great place to visit in Utrecht
Jan 2018 • Friends
I was there with a friend, and I guess it’s worth the visit. There was someone singing when we got in and it was just amazing!
Written January 18, 2018
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DnA38
Boechout, Belgium231 contributions
Beautiful little 19th century Church
Dec 2017 • Couples
Stop over for a moment of quiet or contemplation at this beautiful mid size church, dated mid 19th century.
Written December 29, 2017
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,664 contributions
My FAV Catholic Church in Utrecht!
Oct 2017 • Solo
The first words I uttered when I entered this church was, "wow! wow!wow! The wall paintings are colorful and beautiful! The same is true with the various statues.

I was the only at the church for a good 15 minutes. Used them to admire the ambience and pray!
Written October 5, 2017
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