St. Peter's Church

Utrecht, Netherlands

The Pieterskerk (St. Peter's Church) is one of the oldest in Utrecht. Its construction began in 1039 and it was inaugurated on 1 May 1048 by Bernold, Bishop of Utrecht (although the lost west towers were probably only finished about a century after the inauguration). Characteristic of the Romanesque style in which it is built are the church's large nave pillars, each hewn from one piece of red sandstone, and the crypt under the choir. The building is now used by the Walloon Church.

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Founded: 1039-1048
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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David Davidson (21 months ago)
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Athanasios Tempelis (2 years ago)
Too expensive but nice inside
John Steenwinkel (2 years ago)
One of the oldest migrants churches in the Netherlands still offering hospitality (ao to my family in the 17th century).
Chad Franklin (2 years ago)
Not as big and magnificent as the Domkerk, but it was lots of history to learn about and look at and is still amazing. When we went in there were 2 people sitting at the desk who answered questions about the church and seemed very passionate about it and willing to teach us about it. They also let the children select a special rock, since Peter means rock. Our daughter still remembers that church because of that.
TeT de Roo (2 years ago)
1000 years old church in marvelous historic city center of Utrecht
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