Grote Kerk< Terug

Group

Group packages and activities, Points of interest

Type

Arts and Culture, Church, Monument, Sightseeing

Description

The Grote Kerk, the Great Church, is the most well-known monument of Dordrecht and a landmark in the city. A striking feature is the leaning tower, which houses the 67-bell carillon.
The church is built on the site of an early medieval chapel and assumed its current form at the end of the fifteenth century. Things that stand out in the interior of the late gothic church are the choir stalls decorated with carving, the brass choir screen, the mahogany pulpit, the organ,the chapels and the stained-glass windows. The Mariakoor with its starvault is the oldest part of the church.

Climb the tower
It takes some energy, but after a climb to the gallery of the Grote Kerkstoren, the city lies - in miniature - at your feet. The view of the city and the rivers is fantastic. The construction of the tower, which with the spire was intended to rise to 108 metres, started at the beginning of the fourteenth century. Subsidence during construction meant that the original plan had to be scrapped. For the lovers of facts: the tower is 2.25 metres from the vertical, the spiral staircase has 275 steps, the clock faces were installed in 1626 and the carillon has 67 bells. And don't forget that view!

Date and opening hours

Church: Nov-Dec (untill the Christmas market) tu-th-sa 14.00-16.00 hour. Tower: Nov-March Sa 13.00-16.00 hour.

Prices

groups of adults
€ 2.00
groups from
10 persons

More information

Accommodation
Type of building
Convent
Building style of accommodation
Gothic
Year of construction
1284
Facilities (General)
Wardrobe
Unmanned cloakroom
Pets
Pets
Pets not permitted
Sights, activities & experiences
Guided tours
Yes
Type of monument
church
Transport
Car-free site
No
Own car park
No
Parking next to accommodation
No
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Location on map

Contact

Grote Kerk
Lange Geldersekade 2
3311 CJ DORDRECHT
Tel 078 614 4660

Website
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