The Buurkerk is a former medieval parish church. It is documented as being burned in in 1131, 1173, 1253 and 1279. The tower dates from 1370, but was never finished. In 1577 a cannon was installed in the church tower, aimed at Vredenburg (castle) where the Spanish soldiers there were under siege by the Utrecht schutters. Around 1580 the church endured the protestant reformation and in 1586 it was formally handed over to the protestants, who whitewashed the wall decorations and removed the choir to make room for a street. In 1975 the church fell into disuse and in 1984 it became a museum.



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Founded: 1279
Category: Museums in Netherlands


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Matthe Kleijn (3 years ago)
Peace and history in one
Hennie van de Weerd (4 years ago)
Beautiful historical history.
Paul Vergeer (4 years ago)
Nice tower with an important function in the city. On Saturday afternoon at 5 pm there will be noise at the end of the working week. In the evening at 9.55 pm a noise is heard to close the city gates. Although we no longer have city gates and the working week nowadays often ends on Thursday evening, this tradition is nevertheless maintained. In the past he also served as a viewpoint for the fire watch, but we now have a cell phone for that.
Christiaan Pieterman (4 years ago)
Nice tower, otherwise not very interesting. Nice to watch in passing.
Frans Jacobs (4 years ago)
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