The Oostkerk was designed by Bartholomeus Drijfhout and Pieter Post and was built between 1648 and 1667. After Drijfhout died in 1651, the building was continued under the Leiden architect Arent van 's Gravezande, who had just completed the Marekerk in Leiden. The white organ was built by Gebr. de Rijckere from Kortrijk in 1782. Two stained glass windows from 1664 still exist in the church, and the klokkenstoel contains a bell by C. Noorden and one by J.A. de Grave, 1715.



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Founded: 1648-1667
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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David Calvo (18 months ago)
very pretty circular and tall ceiling. beautiful
Ger Bruggeman (3 years ago)
Special & unique. Still has its original huge church organ ! For a few years now the church has been used for special concerts, expositions, popup-restaurants, etc... The special (round-ish) shape of the church resulting in very unique acoustic properties...
Leandi Jane Van Staden (4 years ago)
Worth a visit. Take your time while visiting because there are alot of detail you nednto look at. Take alot of photosn but also take everything in while you are there.
Peter-Paul Steenbergen (4 years ago)
An impressive Protestant church from 1655 now used as a performance space. Wonderful timber dome constructed using shipbuilding techniques. You can climb to the top!
Jaap Van De Hoef (4 years ago)
Mooie kerk
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