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Grote Kerk

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Address: Lange Geldersekade 2, 3311 CJ Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 78 614 4660
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Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Best free attraction in town!

The "Big church" of Dordrecht is absolutely beautifull. Once inside you will notice the immense ancient architecture and stunning decorations. And the best thing: entrance is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 25, 2016
Stefan H
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The "Big church" of Dordrecht is absolutely beautifull. Once inside you will notice the immense ancient architecture and stunning decorations. And the best thing: entrance is free! Donation to the church is appreciated though, just chuck a few euros in the treasure chest near the entrance. Climbing the tower costs a wobbling 1 euro (yes really, just one;). The spiral... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is all about two of my favourite subjects in the Netherlands and Central Europe. Firstly the city of Dordrecht in the province of South Holland which claims to be the oldest Dutch city with the Grote Kerk which has claims to be the oldest Cathedral. Secondly the River Maas which rises in France and flows east and north for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A church on a gargantuan scale. Lovely old place with some of the rather plastic deformation of structures typical of the town. Tower is quaint or bizarre according to taste. Very welcoming with interesting displays inside.

Thank Methusala
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

There's a contention between Dordrecht, Nijmegen and sometimes Maastricht for the honour of being crowned as the oldest Dutch city. The Grote Kerk ( Great Church ) in the heart of the Oude Stad ( Old city ) of Dordrecht is a mute historian of the life and times of this ancient city which was an important port of call... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I did not enter the church but walked around it and took pics and it goes very high.Ideally located by the haven,which is for me the nicest area of Dordrecht.

Thank LOLANetherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

In 11th century on the location of the current Grote Kerk (The Great Church) was the small chapel. The chapel was extended with 12-14th centuries but in 1457 was seriously damaged wiith fire. The building was restored and rebuilt in Brabant style in 2nd part of 15th century and it is the one and only late gothic church existing in... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

If you have the time and the energy climb the stairs of the clock tower. It offers amazing views of the city of Dordrecht and it's a great experience and workout. :D

Thank BCJourney
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

The church is, like in many other old Dutch cities a clear landmark, this is by far the biggest church in this town and it is surely worth a visit. the entrance to the church is for free, if you want a tour guide or climb the tower than you have to pay something (to climb the tower costs EUR... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit and the climb up to the top has great view of district. Fabulous stained glass including a contemporary piece in recognition of all the guilds of Dordrecht.

Thank lpovolny
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Looking from outside seemed plain and simple except facia of the tower but as soon I entered inside, my jaw fell as it was so huge, the architect was outstanding. I was kindly given a paper guide and it did make difference. The stunning bit was the curved and decorated ceiling, The coloured glass windows and again were huge. the... More 

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