Grote of Jacobijnerkerk

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Grote of Jacobijnerkerk is the largest medieval church in Leeuwarden, built between 1275-1310. It was originally part of the Dominican abbey. It was badly damaged by fire in 1392. The large southern hall was added in the late 15th century and the nave enlarged in the early 16th century. The organs were made by famous Christian Müller in 1727.

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Founded: 1275-1310
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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www.grotekerkleeuwarden.nl

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Corinne Furman (2 years ago)
Church with a unique entrance gate for the Oranjes!
Nikitaaa (5 years ago)
Really nice and beautiful structure
Ina van der Ploeg (5 years ago)
Typical inner city of Leeuwarden!
Cas “Ben Skeer” Donker (5 years ago)
Beautiful church
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