Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

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RamblingSpots
Milan, Italy25 contributions
Apr 2020
The Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk is arguably the most beautiful church in Rotterdam.
To admire the facade you have to reach Grotekerkplein. The back side, instead, is located along Binnenrotte, which is a very nice and wide road linking the city center to the old port (Oudehaven).
We highly recommend a walk along Binnenrotte and to stop by the church to admire its majesty.
Written March 10, 2021
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Marie Jacobs
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Very good to see. Beautiful, historical church! Very good organ. Special is that the church survived the bombings during World War 2.
Written October 10, 2020
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bunnyofdarkness
Glasgow, UK582 contributions
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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han79
Saundersfoot, UK233 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Such a lovely peaceful place to visit I visited here with my bestfriend. Its €3 entrance fee which is well worth the price . You cant get over how vast the size of the church is until you see the high ceilings and vast stain glass windows . Lots of lovely exhibits , tombs to view definitely worth the visit
Written March 1, 2020
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,753 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Fascinating place especially given its recent history. Made it to an unforgettable Christmas concert and loved it
Written December 14, 2019
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,299 contributions
Sep 2019
The Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk is by no means the most impressive church I've ever seen. Dating back to the 15th century, this protestant church is quite modest in appearance. It has the distinction of being Rotterdam's only Medieval building to have survived. It was heavily destroyed during WWII and later restored. The doors on this church look a bit frightening and I'd love to know the symbolism.

The church is located not far from Rotterdam's excellent Markthal.
Written November 30, 2019
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liverpool1023
London, UK737 contributions
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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mouseHerts
Herts1,553 contributions
Sep 2019
The church was almost completely destroyed by bombing in the second World War; only a shell remained. It has since been reconstructed as it was originally. It is a huge cavernous space. Admission is 2 euros.
Written September 20, 2019
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AdeKing1
United Kingdom62 contributions
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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Elizabeth V
Bognor Regis, UK745 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a very impressive church which was recovered from considerable damage during the 2nd World War. There is a feeling of austerity about the building as many of the previous ornate features and sculptures were not replaced. But, the cleanliness of the result is impressive. Many of the windows are of clear glass rather than stained - whilst this means it is less pretty, the resultant clear light is inspirational. It is a very large church and has three organs to deal with the space. One of the organs is the largest mechanical organ in Europe with more than 7000 pipes and 85 stops. The bronze doors are very impressive - featuring War and Peace - made in 1968.
Written May 30, 2019
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