Deventer, Netherlands

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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Marja Koole (15 months ago)
Nice church, but very dark inside. A lamp would not be out of place. Half the church was arranged as an exhibition of various vestments from the church culture. Nice to see, definitely worth it. Nice atmosphere further in the church, to take a moment of peace for yourself.
Hellena Mumo (19 months ago)
Always open from 09.00 to 18.00
Lord Skratch (19 months ago)
Open to the public. Standard Catholic church though not as "luxurious" as others.
Giovanni ga voor goud Smits (2 years ago)
Beautiful church very impressive
Jolanda Pomp (3 years ago)
Nice church and nice service on Sundays
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