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Sober, but impressive architecture. Huge building and nicely renovated. Lots of history inside... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
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The Hooglandse kerk unfortunately was not open (on weekdays?) and I was not able to see its... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
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Nieuwstraat 20, 2312 KC, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Impressive looking church with beautiful architecture. However, similar to other reviewers we were very disappointed that despite visiting several times over 4 days it was always closed. opening times are not available and as one of the tourist recommended sites this isnt very helpful.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This large church is clearly the point of view when climbing the steps to the citadel in town. Once inside it shows the simplicity of the Reformers view of worship. Entrance is free, but there is a donation box for helping with the ongoing restoration....More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Sober, but impressive architecture. Huge building and nicely renovated. Lots of history inside. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The Hooglandse kerk unfortunately was not open (on weekdays?) and I was not able to see its architecture or glass art. In the summertime, near and close to the church contempary sculptures are on display under the title 'beelden in Leiden'. It may be worthwhile...More

Thank JohnSt_2
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Huge,impressive church with beautiful architecture and can be seen from anywhere in Leiden.Sadly,it was closed when we visited Leiden

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

In this Saturday I walked around in Leiden and found this church. Beautiful architecture but closed. I heard it’s open on Sundays.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Hooglandse kerk is no real cathedral (although in the 19th century plans to change it into one have been discussed), but it centrainly is one of the most beautiful late-medieval churches in Brabant gothic style in the Netherlands. The fact that the Reformation stopped...More

1  Thank promodick
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The church started as a Catholic church but during the Calvinist movement and subsequent war for independence from Spain, the Church became Calvinist and all human representations were eliminated. One can still see some of the signs in the central columns of the church. The...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This church is just huge, you can see it from most of the place in Leiden. The best view would be from the fort. The front of the church is amazing with the huge glass art.

Thank Guilljea
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Hooglandse Kerk is a huge brick gothic church from the 15th century. You can see it from almost any place in Leiden, and it is worth stopping by. Unfortunately there were services in session when we stopped by - so we couldn't really do it...More

Thank Jack B
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