Sint Maartenskerk

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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
Not only secco on the ceiling but also on the wall and some pillars though some of them are severely damaged. Still, it is a beautiful church. There is a plaque on the wall about the church during the WW2. The tower of the church shows that it was once bombed ( no more 30m high spire tower). Visit this church if you visit zaltbommel.
Written May 3, 2021
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Henk W
Hamilton, Canada181 contributions
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Zaltbommel is laid back, but it is one of the oldest cities in Holland.
It is older than Amsterdam, and the only cities in the Netherlands I know to be older are Groningen, Nijmegen and Maastricht.

Most of Holland 500 years ago was land that was flooded most winters as there were no dikes yet, so cities were always situated on areas that were well above those water levels; and even then they would build a dirt wall around, both for protection against high water as well as to keep enemies out.

This church is an undiscovered gem in many ways.
There are some remarkable old wall paintings left.
The church is well restored and has sections dating from the early 1300's.
It has a impressive organ from the 1780's.
Written June 10, 2013
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,219 contributions
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The northeast section dates from 1303 and is still intact. In Gothic style which was considered very modern in those days. The main part of the church was completed around 1500. The tower somewhat later. Few people know that the heartland of the Netherlands during the Middle-Ages was much more towards the east where the land was less prone to flooding. Zaltbommel and its basilica is much older than Amsterdam that gained prominence much later.

What struck me about the church interior was the fresco-secco work underneath the plaster which is visible in some parts. After the Protestants took over in 1572 they imposed their fundamentalist views and whitewashed the 'heretic' Catholic images on the walls, demolished all sculptures.

Remarkable as well: the pew of the Philips family with graffiti of Anton and Gerard (closely related to Karl Marx as their grandmother and Marx's mother were sisters).
Written August 24, 2018
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Flying_Dutch_Italian
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands71 contributions
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The St Martin in Zaltbommel is a large basilica considered one of the most important examples of the Lower Rhine Gothic.
Written October 8, 2013
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Frans Wahyu
Jakarta, Indonesia136 contributions
Family
The place is very catchy once you arrived in Zaltbommel
They are open for public in certain hour
Take the private tour to enter the top of the church, its very nice
Unfortunately some of the guide cannot provide the english language, which is a bit difficult for me to understand. Lucky me some of Indonesian language look a like Dutch
Written January 4, 2018
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