The Grote Kerk in De Rijp is known for its 17th-century stained-glass windows. The church was built in 1529 but burned in 1654 during the fire in January of that year. It was rebuilt in 1654-1655. The windows date from this period and were gifts to the community from various cities in North Holland that surround the town. The clock tower was added in 1661 and contains two bells by Antoni Wilkes made in 1663. A ship's model from 1696 hangs near the entrance. The pulpit with copper bible support and the baptismal gates and font all date from the 17th-century.

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Founded: 1654-1655
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Birgitte Rasing (4 years ago)
Beautiful church and impressive exhibition of world press photo.
Silvana Skotarczak (5 years ago)
Nice location for culture. A wonderful performance by Harry Sacksioni, André van der Hoff and Rob Stoop.
Hellen Soeteman Esere (5 years ago)
Small authentic village offering best ice cream at the tutti frutti corner with 2-3 vegan choices and terraces.
Freaky Friday Blog (5 years ago)
Nice place where you can stop some Hours on the way
Ton Maschhaupt (5 years ago)
The large church De Rijp with its stained glass windows is worth a visit. A carillon will be available soon (May 2019?).
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