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Sainte-Croix Church

Sainte-Croix Church

Parthenay, FR

Built within the walls of the citadel, the Sainte-Croix church and its chapel date back to the 11th century. A new church was probably built around 1140 and then enlarged at the end of the 12th century. The western façade was rebuilt in 1750 with stones from the castle. Major restoration work took place between 1852 and 1855.

Dedgum Church

Dedgum Church

Dedgum, NL

Nothing is left of the old church of Dedgum, except the gate of Aijlva from 1707 - now part of the Fries Museum. The current church of Dedgum dates from the last half of the nineteenth century - but has special elements.

Church of St. Laurent

Church of St. Laurent

Parthenay, FR

The church of St. Laurent has undergone numerous transformations. All that remains of the original church are the flat sculptures on the façade. The 11th-century porch tower was rebuilt and topped with a spire in 1870. The north side nave (three flamboyant gothic bays) and the stained glass window in the apse date from the 15th century. A fire broke out on 17 December 2014, destroying the 17th-century altarpiece.

Baaium Church

Baaium Church

Baaium, NL

After a major restoration, the 19th century church of Baaium looks beautiful again. The church can be considered very special, both inside and out; there is, among other things, a baptismal font from the fifteenth century.

Westernijtsjerk Church

Westernijtsjerk Church

Marrum (Westernijkerk), NL

The church of Westernijtsjerk was probably built at the end of the thirteenth century with remnants of a former estate houd: Jeppema Estate. In the fifteenth century the church was renewed and enlarged. The interior of the church is of great beauty.

St Nicolaas Church

St Nicolaas Church

Hijum, NL

The Romanesque Saint Nicholas Church, dating from the 12th century, stands on a mound that has been almost completely excavated. The church is largely made of tuff stone. At this moment the church is not used much, but the building can be visited.

Westerkerk

Westerkerk

Amsterdam, NL

The Amsterdam Westerkerk is a Calvinist church built between 1620 and 1631 in a Baroque style.

St Vitus Church

St Vitus Church

Finkum, NL

The St. Vitus Church is a church from the thirteenth century. In the tower there is a clock from 1477, and in the church you can see a pulpit from the seventeenth century. There are beautifully carved gravestones in the floor.

Nieuwe Kerk

Nieuwe Kerk

Amsterdam, NL

The Sint-Nicolaaskerk (old church) was inaugurated at the end of the 14th century. The building was damaged by the city's fire of 1421 and 1452, but more seriously by the fire of 1645, after which date most of the interior. After the Alteratia of 1578, the church became Protestant. The Nieuwe Kerk, since 1814, is used for royal investitures and weddings. Nowadays, it is also one of the main exhibition centres in Amsterdam.

De Papegaai

De Papegaai

Amsterdam, NL

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (De Papegaai) is a former Roman Catholic hidden church founded in 1672. The current building is a reconstruction of the mid-nineteenth century in neo-Gothic style, the first in this style in Amsterdam.

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