Churches, cathedrals, temples and monasteries of the Netherlands
St. Eusebius Church is the largest and most impressive temple of Arnhem. The construction of the Church began in 1450, and it took centuries for this process to finish. During the battle of Arnhem the Church was almost completely destroyed, but later it was restored. Tourists never miss this city landmark primarily because inside the Church we can visit the grave of Prince Karel, a ride on the Elevator to a height of 73 meters, and then to rise even by 7 meters.
The Church of St. Lawrence in Rotterdam – the stronghold of the Protestants since the reformation and as local cultural figures – a symbol of a sustainable society. It was built in 1525 and was the first stone building in the city. Its design in those days was not infallible. The architect Hendrick de Keyser, the Church was crowned with a tall wooden spire, and the tower was erected heavy stone cube. a Few years later the spire had to be demolished. He began to break down because of poor quality.
Legend says that the beggar Simon, who was believed to blissful, saw in 1351 wonderful vision. On the site of the gallows appeared a gleaming Golden Shrine, dedicated to Mary. Many considered this a sign and in 30 years, the religious community has made the city Council that this place began to build the Church.And since in Delft was already a Church of St. Hippolyte, called it the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk). Centuries have passed, and the magnificent temple is still standing on the market square opposite the town hall.
St. Peter’s Church in Leiden (Pieterskerk) is called the abode of “the pilgrim fathers”. In this temple prayed to the English puritans who arrived in Holland in 1609. For 11 years in Leiden the ground, led by his spiritual mentor John Robinson they preached their beliefs. In 1620 aboard the “Mayflower” pilgrims went to America, landed at Plymouth and established a colony. Memorial plaque on the southern facade of the Church captures this historical fact. The history of the Church.
The Roman Catholic Basilica of Saint Servatius, situated in Maastricht is the main temple devoted to this religious figure. Servaty – Armenian missionary who became the first Bishop in the city. His name is shrouded in legends, according to some sources he was related to John the Baptist. The current Church is the fourth that has been erected on the grave of the Saint, starting from 384. First there was a small memorial chapel, then in the sixth century the Bishop of Moulh ordered to replace it.