Thorn Abbey Church

Thorn, Netherlands

Thorn Abbey Church is a Gothic church built mainly in the 14th century. The Benedictian abbey was originally founded in 975 by bishop Ansfried. The oldest parts in the western part date from c. 1150. The abbey was closed in 1797 and after that its church has server as a parish church. It was restored in 1860-1881 by Pierre Cuypers.

There is a famous mummy located in the glass sarcophagus in the church crypt. The rich interior contains Renaissance and Baroque style altars from 1624 and 1769, a font from the 15th century and organs from the 18th century.

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Hofstraat 10, Thorn, Netherlands
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Founded: 1150
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Ekaterina Molostova (12 months ago)
Today we visited the amazing city Thorn. it is a unique place because the city is almost entirely composed of white houses, which is not typical for the Netherlands. Its can't-miss attraction is the tenth-century abbey church in the town center. From monastery church to abbey church to parish church and museum. The gothic Abbey Church still dominates the romantic, white town of Thorn. A graceful legacy of 800 years of female rule; here ladies ruled in the highest noble class.
Iman Haq (13 months ago)
White City of Netherlands.. such a lovely place
Quentin Jones (2 years ago)
Thorn is the "White City" in the Netherlands. The streets are cobblestone with the most beautiful designs in the cobbles. And all the buildings, both public and private owned, are white with black trim. So beautiful! I spent a whole day taking pictures of this town!
Al Hermes (2 years ago)
Really interesting.well laid out.plenty to see
Harry (2 years ago)
Impressive town and history! Very touristic, try visit on queiet days, otherwise you may feel over run
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