Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk
Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
How to get there
  • Blaak • 5 min walk
  • Beurs • 6 min walk
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
The Laurens church was damaged but not destroyed during the WW2 bombardment of Rotterdam. It stands tall as a survivor in the midst of postwar buildings. You can take an inside look for a charge of 3 euros. Toilet visit is 50 eurocents. Very much worthwhile!
Written April 2, 2022
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
The big church in the centre of Rotterdam is the only medieval structure that survived the bombardment of 1940. It was quite nicely restored after the war. When open, it can be visited for a 3 euro access fee. A protestant church since 1572, it is fairly austere but still quite beautiful to see on the inside.
Written July 16, 2023
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playmisty4me813
Bowie, MD33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My experience of this church was unusual, as I attended an evening event there. But it is well worth a visit anytime. There is a fine organ, gorgeous stained glass and architecture. There's a pay toilet. Make sure and see the Erasmus sculptures outside in the courtyard.
Written July 14, 2022
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liverpool1023
London, UK1,124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The sole survivor of the medieval Rotterdam, this church was badly damaged during WWII. Saved from demolition and heavily restored, it serves as a key symbol of the city’s indefatigable nature.

The interior is noted for its austerity. The lack of decoration or embellishments is striking. The window glass is clear and plain. The only memorials of significance are three sculptured reliefs of C17th military heroes. The most notable is of Witte de With, a famous admiral who was finally done for after a mixed career by those naughty Swedes (again).
Written November 18, 2019
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Business
The Laurentius church is one of the few buildings that was restored after the bombardment of the centre of Rotterdam in 1940. It now stands somewhat solemnly between the glitzy new architecture such as the nearby Market Hall. It was originally built between 1449 and 1500 and the tower was completed in 1655. It is still in use for religious services and also for cultural events.
Written March 10, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk is a tough survivor! Built in the 15th century it has survived several bouts of damage and destruction, and it still stands proudly defiant! It's full of history and it is lovely inside and out. It's worth a visit, especially if you are visiting the Markthal which is practically next to it.
Written February 7, 2019
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bunnyofdarkness
Glasgow, UK538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beautiful building well worth a visit. Very pleasantly surprised by the information given on a number of different religions. Pretty impressive and elaborate organ.
Written September 12, 2020
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AdeKing1
United Kingdom61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I happened to be next to the çhurch when the evening bells were ringing. The performance in itself was wonderful. I had a quick look inside near the entrance. When you looked up you saw this grand ceiling.
Written August 28, 2019
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Eva M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Laurens church is located next to Blaak and one of the few old buildings in the city centre. Next to being an impressive building, the church offers an unique insight on the history of Rotterdam via an audiotour. Seafarers as De Ruyter and Tromp are highlighted (including their graves), WO II gets attention and the renowned position in the classical music scene of the church is explained while one can listen to the various concerts. Next to this there is room for Rotterdam's architecture, art and the cultural diversity.
A hidden gem that is also fun with slightly older children
Written September 19, 2018
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nieuwewesten
Rotterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
The St. Laurenskerk is one of the few lucky buildings in the city centre of Rotterdam to have survived WWII. It stands in the middle of an area that is full of development. With interesting architecture from the past decades on all sides. On some days it's possible to climb to the top of this catholic church and enjoy the view.
Written January 23, 2014
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