Jorwert Church

Jorwert, Netherlands

Saint Radboud’s church in Jorwert is an early 12th-century Romanesque church with a long round closed choir and a late 12th-century tower. The church is largely built of tuffstone. In 1951 the tower collapsed, soon after it, it was rebuilt. The monumental Pipe organ of the church was built in 1799 by Albertus van Gruisen.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Kees Weij (10 months ago)
Beautiful historic village church as Friesland knows so many. An interior with beautiful old wooden gentlemen's benches. It is nice that the community xan this church is still active in the nilkeaster initiative, a religious community where everyone is welcome.
tuinhuis16 (10 months ago)
Very nice church! Be sure to visit!
Jan van de Reep (12 months ago)
I knew the name Jorwerd from the book by Geert Mak with the title - how God disappeared from Jorwerd- He describes the changes in the village of Jorwerd between 1945 and 1995. Now that I'm cycling the eleven cities in Friesland, I decided to visit Jorwerd. The robust church on a terp surrounded by ancient tombstones. This church is also on the cover of the book ? by Geert Mak. A small place in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve.
Hielke de Groot (2 years ago)
Statues of saints in the beautiful church bought for next to nothing. Great atmosphere and what a wide choice.. and what a nice village Jorwert is. God has not disappeared from Jorwert at all. His "signature" is clearly visible. What a peaceful village. Geert Mak was wrong. God is clearly present here.
Willem W. (2 years ago)
Beautiful originally Romanesque church, beautifully situated in Jorwerd. Beautiful headstones and oak pulpit candle and hourglass stand.
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