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Date

December 13, 2015

Category
Architecture
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Sundays and church bells, they make a good couple. It’s a bit weird to not hear the cool sound of the bells today at the Grote Kerk (Great or St. James Church). They are renovating the 51 bells at this moment, until March 2016. This picture was taken a few months ago, but I totally forgot about it.

 

So no bells, but we can still enjoy this characteristic church, which was built in the 15th and 16th century and expanded during the years. This church is a landmark protestant church and located at the Torenstraat, funny enough named for its high church tower. Pretty cool (and obvious) right? Also nice, did you know that the Kerkplein was a graveyard back then?

 

Nowadays the church is still being used for traditional ceremonies, such as baptizing’s and weddings. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Amalia were both baptized here. Besides the traditional events, you can also enjoy other events in the church such as expositions, fairs and even… parties!

 

Adress

Rond de Grote Kerk 12
2513 AM Den Haag

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