Sint Gertrudiskerk

Sint Gertrudiskerk, Bergen op Zoom

Sint Gertrudiskerk
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Cornelis66
Utrecht, The Netherlands68 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
nice church to see from the outside but also from the inside; friendly reception by volunteers AND a nice tower to climb, 183 steps to the top, but it's worth that exercise.
Written July 21, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,128 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
In 1747 the church was virtually devastated after an attack by French troops. The reconstruction dates from the second half of the 18th century. For most part of its history it was a Protestant island in a basically Roman Catholic region. The Protestant minority in Bergen op Zoom was unable to sustain maintenance and in 1966 handed over the property to the city administration. After a fire in 1972 the church was restored with public funds. The interior was furnished by two Roman Catholic parishes.
The result is perhaps typically Dutch: different stakeholders working together more or less in harmony to sustain culture and art. A religious function remained intact as on Sundays there is catholic mass and at times there is an ecumenical service.

A pity there is an entrance fee of 2€ (3€ in combination with a visit to the tower).
Written September 29, 2017
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ria492015
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands31 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
You can walk by feet upstairs to the tower and have a beautiful view over Bergen op Zoom. Inside it's a middle age church and you can find a place to pray, to sit down or relax. It's situated in the middle of the town on the market place with many reaturants and terasses.
Written July 11, 2017
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Kimhaz
Langport, UK93 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Sint Gertruidiskerk was built in the Gothic style in the late C15th. Its troubled history has led to it being plundered and partly demolished before being rebuilt in the 1750s. It has changed from being Catholic to Protestant and back again over the centuries. The interior now dates from the 1980s due to a devastating fire in 1972 but includes items that are much older. It has high ceilings and columns but the layout is not what would be considered traditional. During concerts the seats are turned away from the altar towards a raised area in the centre.
There remains lots of large marble sepulchral statues of local dignitaries. There are also some exquisitely carved life size wooden statues of saints and even death which are of exceptional quality. The 2 pulpits are also noteworthy. I recommend you at least take a look.
Written May 21, 2017
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Ronald_jelle
The Hague, The Netherlands2,635 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
The church is in the center of town, a bit hidden away you will find the main entrance on the main square. When this entrance is closed do go to the side, because that entrance is open during the visitor hours. The church is not huge, but it has some nicely decorated grave monuments, chapels and windows. It is not the nicest church that I have seen in the Netherlands, but it is worth a visit when you are in town.
Written November 26, 2016
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Leigh-Anne R
2 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Beautiful church with a lovely view from the tower. The guide is easy to follow and I was also offered a private guide around the church. The town and church has a old and interesting history.
Written September 12, 2016
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Papillonul
Timisoara, Romania526 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Walk around in the city center and see it's beautiful architecture & peacefull small streets. Stop by to visit Sint Gertrudiskerk and let history tell it's stories.
Written June 18, 2016
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Dimphij
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands29 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Inside the church you can climb an old stairs all the way up to experience the most beautiful view all over Bergen op zoom and on a clear day you might be able to see Antwerp!
Written June 15, 2016
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