Broederenkerk is a Roman Catholic church built between 1335-1338 to the site of earlier abbey. In the 16th century it was moved as a Reformed church by Calvinists, but returned to Catholic in 1799.

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Founded: 1335-1338
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Giovanni ga voor goud Smits (19 months ago)
Beautiful church very impressive
Jolanda Pomp (2 years ago)
Nice church and nice service on Sundays
Peter van Maastrigt (4 years ago)
Wat een pracht van een Kerstexpositie en het orgel met prachtig orgelwerk van de organist en het koor tijdens Kerst: adembenend!
Stan C. Akubuo (4 years ago)
Wonderful Catholic church with great archtechural design.
Stan C. Akubuo (4 years ago)
Wonderful Catholic church with great archtechural design.
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