The Protestant church of Bolsward was renewed and enlarged between 1446 and 1461. The tower of the church was built in the 15th century and the gabled roof was added in the 17th century.



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Founded: 1446-1461
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Klari van Dijk (8 months ago)
Great beautiful church for concerts, etc. very old church of 68 meters long. At this time there was a concert. The church has digital screens to see everything clearly. Nice overview of everything. Highly recommended to come and see the church. Open daily from 9am to 5pm
Hans-Friedrich Wendebaum (2 years ago)
Impressive interior! Such a building in such a small community ... Definitely worth a visit, even if it doesn't look like it from the outside (apart from the imposing size)
Bernard Visser (2 years ago)
Too fine and too beautiful to name them all here.
Josette van der Heijden (2 years ago)
SOL-SGO organ trip 2021. Warm welcome with coffee and cake followed by a wonderful concert on the Hinsz organ; organist Remy Syrian
Bert Stolker (2 years ago)
A beautiful church with a beautiful organ we were allowed to visit the church with a group of people and the church organist present with our group was allowed to play the beautiful Hinzorgel fantastically arranged with coffee and cake and an encore from one of our own organists, also the beautiful wood carvings of various biblical histories is already worth a visit. In a few words beautiful and well arranged, definitely worth a visit. We will definitely do this again.
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