Boazum Church

Boazum, Netherlands

The Protestant church of Boazum or Saint Martin’s church is a late 12th century Romanesque church with inner walls of brick and outer walls of tuffstone with a 13th-century tower. It was built out of yellow and red brick. The choir is likely the oldest part of the building. The church was originally a Roman Catholic temple dedicated to Saint Martin, becoming a Protestant church after the Protestant Reformation.



Your name


Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

More Information


4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Johan Hoekstra (3 years ago)
Beautiful old church, one of the oldest Romanesque church buildings in Friesland. The construction of the Saint Martin started in the 12th century. The classic saddle roof tower was built later, and later raised, given the extra row of reverberation holes. Or did they want a better view of the turbulent bars of the nearby Middelzee? After a restoration in 1941, special ceiling paintings from the 13th century were discovered in the choir. Please note the opening times!
Renate Veldman (4 years ago)
Beautiful church!
pieter tuijnder (4 years ago)
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

The Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg is situated in a strategic area on a rocky spur overlooking the Upper Rhine Plain, it was used by successive powers from the Middle Ages until the Thirty Years' War when it was abandoned. From 1900 to 1908 it was rebuilt at the behest of the German kaiser Wilhelm II. Today it is a major tourist site, attracting more than 500,000 visitors a year.

The first records of a castle built by the Hohenstaufens date back to 1147. The fortress changed its name to Koenigsburg (royal castle) around 1157. The castle was handed over to the Tiersteins by the Habsburgs following its destruction in 1462. They rebuilt and enlarged it, installing a defensive system designed to withstand artillery fire.

The fortification work accomplished over the 15th century did not suffice to keep the Swedish artillery at bay during the Thirty Years War, and the defences were overrun.