The Martinikerk tower is the 8th highest in the Netherlands at 94 metres. The church was built in the 15th century, but in 1547 it was struck by lightning, heavily damaging church and tower. The tower was again damaged by French troops in 1672. It was once more struck by lightning in 1717 and in 1783 became the first building in the Netherlands to be protected from lightning by a lightning rod.

It was restored 1919–1930 by W. te Riele and N. de Wolf, and restored again after it was heavily damaged when retreating German troops blew up the tower in April 1945.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands


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richard tanke (3 years ago)
Preek van de leek
Tonny Deegens (3 years ago)
Tijdens de kerstmarkt is het in de kerk verschrikkelijk koud. Niet te doen voor de standhouders en het bezoek. Ik hoop dat de kerkgangers op zondagochtend er warmer bijzitten.
Taco Wannee (4 years ago)
Mooie herbouwde toren. Mooie uitzichten bij helder weer. Het zijn best veel treden, die je al wentelend op moet. Maar de beloning is fantastisch.
Wilhelmina Sanders (4 years ago)
Indrukwekkende geschiedenis van deze kerk met een grote verwoesting in de laatste oorlogsdagen Nu weer te zien als vanouds. Grote lichte kerk met alleen tekstborden tegen de pilaren en een fresco uit de middeleeuwen. Prachtig orgel dat op donderdagen in de zomer t.m. 13september om 20 u. wordt bespeeld
Denny Franzkowiak (6 years ago)
Nice architecture
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