The Great Church or St. Lebuinus Church is a Gothic hall church, built between 1450 and 1525. Originally consecrated to the English missionary Lebuinus, it was one of the most distinguished churches of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht. In 1580 the temple was taken by the Calvinists, who completely eliminated the interior decoration and renamed it the Great Church. Nowadays the temple belongs to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, while the tower belongs to the Municipality.

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Hans Christian Broeklander , Deventer, Nederland said 2 months ago
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Founded: 1450-1525
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Francesco -AMS, NL- (14 months ago)
Beautiful church!
liv (14 months ago)
Looks nice, well maintained. Tour guide was interesting and nice to talk to. Free entry was nice as well.
mad skateman (15 months ago)
This old church in the centre of Deventer is worth a visit. The church has the possibility to climb the tower using the 220 step long stairs. The fee is around 3 euro a person and the view is lovely.
Rod Jones (2 years ago)
Fantastic venue, they looked after us very well
Dagmar Karens (3 years ago)
Such a beautiful church, ive been going here since I was very young. Still do not regret it. Many activities for the children and very nice people. Not so many young families, but enough and much children. Sorry for my English??
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