The medieval Grote Kerk originates from the 11th century. It is a church in the Brabantine Gothic style with an unfinished tower and is the second oldest church in the city. The oldest part of the current church, St. Mary's chapel, dates from 1285. The current church was built mainly between 1367 and 1504. The interior represents Renaissance style and dates from 1538-1541. The choir was built in 1744 and overwhelming pulpit in 1756.



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Founded: 1285
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands


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Maryanne Mutch (9 months ago)
Impressive church with beautiful stained glass. Definitely worth a visit.
Marina Makarenko (Bella Thompson) (10 months ago)
The entrance price, including audio-guide and raising to the tower is 4 ?. From the top of the tower you can enjoy an amazing view, find Rotterdam as well. The service women are very friendly. Amazing! ? ?
One of the most beautiful churches to visit. they should not charge and allow for regular liturgical ceremonies.
Richard Dabu (14 months ago)
The church was beautifully preserved. The volunteer staff were very kind. 4 Euros to climb the tower to see a breathtaking view over Dordrecht.
Ana Garcia (2 years ago)
A nice big church in the city centre, with a beautiful interior. The staff at the entrance were very kind. They give you a pamphlet at the start which gives a detailed overview of everything inside the church. Climbing up the tower was a nice experience, and the view at the top is fantastic
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