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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Hans Muelder (2 years ago)
friendly staff in a church dating from 1040; some old interesting artifacts
Benjamin van Wyk (3 years ago)
Very rustic setting, acoustic not bad either, very good for small concerts too
David Davidson (4 years ago)
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Athanasios Tempelis (5 years ago)
Too expensive but nice inside
John Steenwinkel (5 years ago)
One of the oldest migrants churches in the Netherlands still offering hospitality (ao to my family in the 17th century).
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