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Sint Laurenskerk

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Address: Grotekerkplein 101, 3011 GC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Beautiful Church

It is all that is left of the city’s medieval buildings. It dates back to the 15th century. The bronze doors are based on the theme of War and Peace. I wasn't able to go inside as... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Rotterdam is a very modern city for quite a long time already, still it is possible to find some vestiges of its medieval past. As a matter of fact, as they said, there is only one significant building remained from this long time passed period, that is, the Sint Laurenskerk.That is a protestant church, from the late gothic period.... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Having visited a number of cathedrals in Europe, we didn't find this too exciting. It looked fantastic from the outside but didn't have much to see when we walked in... If you do have time to spare, then worth a visit but otherwise.

1 Thank Menekag
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we visited this church they were renovating it, so I cannot say much about the building or the inside. The facade at the front beside the statue of Erasmus was free and looked impressive when lit up at night.

1 Thank JSP92
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A landmark in Rotterdam, this is the only medieval building left in Rotterdam. Take a look inside, the church organ is magnificent, the statues and drawings are well worth a look.

1 Thank PatOcarson
Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Cathedral looks imposing form outside but very unusual inside - boasting a cafe and even a pieces of different worlds religions, even far from Christianity. It is even used as a club by students

1 Thank AndersUA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is all that is left of the city’s medieval buildings. It dates back to the 15th century. The bronze doors are based on the theme of War and Peace. I wasn't able to go inside as there was a concert going on but if I ever get back...I'll be sure to make it inside!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Learning about the history of the church and the determination of Rotterdam's citizens to rebuild it after the war was both sad and inspiring. I very much enjoyed my time visiting this incredible building.

Thank Les L
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

"Our cathedral" Destroyed during WW2 but beautifully restored to its old glory. Last resting place for several famous Dutch historical figures.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our visit was unplanned, we simply saw the Tower from our lunch venue and decided to explore. However, what we found was astonishing, a spectacular church with a very chequered history. Originally commenced in 1450, it is now the only remaining building relating to the medieval City and was heavily damaged by bombing in 1940 when the area was decimated.... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

We love visiting churches and this one is quite different. An old church that reflects a new type of ministry and congregation. There is a small charge to visit. There is also a cafe near the entrance.

Thank UlverstonJanet

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