St. Nicholas Church

Deventer, Netherlands

The Mountain Church or Saint Nicholas Church is a Romanesque basilica built between 1198 and 1209 and consecrated to Saint Nicholas. In the 15th century the Mountain Church underwent several renovations, which gave it a more late Gothic appearance. The two characteristic tower spires are built in that period. The lower part is still original. In 1580 the Dutch Reformed Church took the temple and renamed it the Mountain Church. All catholic features were removed from the interior, which was very common to do. The wall paintings were covered with white chalk.

In 1967 the church was disestablished and its property transferred to the Municipality of Deventer. The building is used as an exhibition center and concert hall. From 1991 until 2005, the church was used for temporary exhibitions by Museum de Fundatie.

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Founded: 1198-1209
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Eric Wilson (8 months ago)
Magnificent structure. Remarkable history. Personal connection (my ancestors were early members of the DRC.)
A. Faruk UNAL (9 months ago)
One of the popular landmarks in Deventer, was built around 1200. The exterior and interior areas both look so nice. I could not figure out exactly the texts/figures on the ground.
marcel v (3 years ago)
Super nice church, hidden in mystical fog
KENAN DO─×RUYOL (4 years ago)
Amazing!
Guppie (5 years ago)
Vewy beyoutiefol
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