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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Ana Garcia (12 months 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
Caroline Smith (14 months ago)
Absolutely fascinating part of christian history
David Bouwkamp (14 months ago)
Beautiful church building and pipe organ. Much history about the Synod of Dort that partially happened here. Go to the tower when the bells are about ready to chime on the hour. Interesting to think about all the others who have taken those narrow steps for the last 500+ years. Prices are very reasonable, and you'll receive a friendly welcome.
Aart Kleinendorst (14 months ago)
Climbing the 275 steps to the tower give a nice view over the city of Dordrecht
Prem Agarwal (16 months ago)
Had a great experience in exploring it.
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